Experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have discovered anti-personnel mines of directional action on the perimeter of Zaporizhzhya NPP. This was reported by the head of the agency, Rafael Grossi, on the IAEA website (Kommersant’s July 25). According to experts, the mines were located in a restricted access zone, which cannot be accessed by the plant’s maintenance personnel.
According to the experts, “in case of detonation of these mines, there will be no impact on nuclear safety and the safety system of the plant as a whole”. Despite this, the statement noted that the mines’ placement does not comply with IAEA safety standards and nuclear safety guidelines, and creates additional psychological pressure on personnel.
It should be noted that “Kommersant” reported that during the previous inspection, on July 7, Grossi said that IAEA experts after additional checks at Zaporizhzhya NPP did not find heavy military equipment, explosives or mines. At the same time, the agency’s experts did not get access to the roof of the plant.