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WANO Statement 2 on the Situation in Ukraine

WANO will continue to work in close cooperation with all its regional centres, offices and members, and jointly monitor the situation around the continued safe operation of commercial nuclear power stations in Ukraine.

WANO also fully supports recent statements on Ukraine's power plants and facilities, which have been made by Rafael Grossi, Director General of the IAEA. Grossi stated: “Once again, I urgently and strongly appeal to all parties to refrain from any military or other action that could threaten the safety and security of these facilities.”

He also encouraged all parties to abide by the following seven principles:
  1. The physical integrity of the facilities – whether it is the reactors, fuel ponds, or radioactive waste stores - must be maintained
  2. All safety and security systems and equipment must be fully functional at all times
  3. The operating staff must be able to fulfil their safety and security duties, and have the capacity to make decisions free of undue pressure
  4. There must be secure off-site power supply from the grid for all nuclear sites
  5. There must be uninterrupted logistical supply chains and transportation to and from the sites
  6. There must be effective on-site and off-site radiation monitoring systems and emergency preparedness and response measures
  7. And finally, there must be reliable communications with the regulator and others.
For more information, please visit: International Atomic Energy Agency | Atoms for Peace and Development (