The Zaporizhzhia NPP and Enerhodar city are occupied by the Russian military units since 4 March 2022. Apart from the aggressor-country military, representatives of the State Atomic Energy Corporation of the Russian Federation “Rosatom” are illegally present at the ZNPP site for a long time, the objective of their stay is unknown.
The ZNPP personnel and their families are under constant psychological pressure due to the presence of hostile military occupiers at the NPP site and in the satellite city, as well as a large number of military vehicles. Cases of detention of the NPP personnel by Russian invaders for interrogation have been registered.
We emphasize that psychological and physical pressure on the NPP personnel and their families significantly increases the probability of personnel error, which in turn can lead to emergencies and accidents.
Two ZNPP units are operating at power, the rest are under repair and in standby mode.
The regulatory oversight over nuclear and radiation safety directly at the Zaporizhzhia NPP site is impossible to exercise, as well as access of State SNRIU inspectors to the site. There is no reliable information on the state of nuclear facilities at the NPP site. The SNRIU maintains communication with the ZNPP management.
According to information received from the ZNPP management:
- operational personnel continue monitoring the state of power units and ensuring their safe operation in accordance with the requirements of the operating procedures;
- the NPP operation is carried out exclusively by Zaporizhzhia NPP personnel, constant rotation of personnel is ensured;
- no changes in the radiological situation at the NPP site, in the control area, and in the observation area have been registered.