We, the members of the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association (INRA), which includes the national nuclear regulators from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, are gravely concerned about the current situation in Ukraine and the potential serious impacts on the safety and security of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, especially the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP).
Nuclear regulators play a critical role in ensuring that the appropriate standards of nuclear safety and security are achieved at nuclear facilities. INRA members are clear that Ukraine’s sovereign nuclear regulator should be given immediate, unfettered access to the ZNPP to enable it to effectively carry out its regulatory oversight role.
INRA members fully support the IAEA’s recommendation, following its recent visit, that IAEA technical experts maintain a continued presence at ZNPP to support nuclear safety, security and safeguards objectives.
We fully support the IAEA and will continue to work together with it to obtain accurate and up-to-date information on the nuclear developments in Ukraine. This information is essential for keeping the public informed with accurate and timely information.
Finally, INRA members continue to offer their steadfast support to the Ukrainian nuclear regulator and commend all of its efforts to keep nuclear facilities in Ukraine safe and secure.