Ukraine nuclear power station shelled, UN nuclear watchdog says

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is currently under the control of Russian military officials, was hit by shelling on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the United Nations nuclear watchdog, which said the attacks risked a major disaster in the area.

  • YAHOO NEWS – More than a dozen blasts shook Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant on Saturday evening and Sunday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.
  • CBS NEWS – The situation is carefully monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency tasked with making sure nuclear facilities are safe and atomic material is only used for peaceful purposes. Its director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, recently inspected the site.
  • CNN – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said that whoever was responsible for the attacks was “playing with fire,” reiterating a warning he made in September.
  • CNBC – Repeated shelling of the plant in southern Ukraine has raised concern about the potential for a grave accident just 300 miles from the 1986 Chornobyl disaster.