Nuclear power industry vies for bigger role in decarbonizing

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO / XINHUA) SHARM EL-SHEIKH — Nuclear energy supporters including politicians and activists sought to polish the industry's spotty image on Wednesday, using the COP27 climate summit in Egypt to argue that atomic power offers a safe and cost-efficient way to decarbonize the world. […]

Finnish president urges diplomacy to attain peace in Ukraine

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto addresses a joint press conference with the Lithuanian President following their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania on Nov 4, 2022. (PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP) HELSINKI – Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Monday underlined the need to assess the possibility of peace in the Ukraine conflict "also elsewhere than […]

IAEA: External power restored to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

This handout photo taken on Sept 1, 2022 and obtained from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Sept 7, 2022 shows a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant during an IAEA Support and Assistance Mission in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine. (HANDOUT / IAEA) VIENNA – External power has been restored to Ukraine's […]

IAEA: No undeclared nuke activities, materials in Ukraine

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi listens during the opening session of the fifth IAEA Nuclear Power Ministerial Conference at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, on Oct 26, 2022. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP) KIEV – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday it did not […]

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant loses external power

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO / XINHUA) KIEV – The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) has lost external power for the second time in five days, the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency reported Wednesday. The report cited International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Rafael Grossi, who described […]

Austria seeks allies against EU green investment rules

Austria's Green Minister of Climate and Environment Leonore Gewessler answers journalists' questions during an Environment ministers council meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Dec 20, 2021. (JOHN THYS / AFP) BERLIN/BRUSSELS – Austria said on Monday it was seeking to enlist other European Union countries to support its legal action against Brussels for […]

Zelensky, IAEA chief discuss Zaporizhzhia situation

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) shakes hands with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct 6, 2022. (PHOTO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE VIA AP) KIEV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday met with visiting […]

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant halts operations

This handout satellite image courtesy of Maxar Technologies released on Aug 19, 2022, shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (HANDOUT / SATELLITE IMAGE ©2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES / AFP) Operations at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine have been fully stopped as a safety measure, Energoatom, the state agency in charge of the plant, said on […]

IAEA: Situation at Zaporizhzhia plant ‘increasingly precarious’

This handout photo taken on Sept 1, 2022 and obtained from the International Atomic Energy Agency on Sept 7, 2022 shows a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant during an IAEA Support and Assistance Mission in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine. (HANDOUT / IAEA) VIENNA – The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

IAEA urges ‘safety zone’ around Zaporizhzhia nuke plant

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO/XINHUA) KIEV – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday called for the establishment of a nuclear safety and security protection zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) in southern Ukraine. "The IAEA is ready to start immediately the consultations leading […]

IAEA: Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant loses backup power line

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO/XINHUA) VIENNA – The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine is disconnected from its backup power line Monday but continues to receive the electricity it needs for safety from its sole operating reactor, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said, citing information from […]

IAEA experts to stay permanently at Zaporizhzhia plant

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO/XINHUA) VIENNA – International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi said Friday that two of the agency's experts would remain permanently at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Grossi told reporters upon arriving in Vienna after a visit to the facility that […]

IAEA chief leaves Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO/XINHUA) KYIV – International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi and some members of his delegation left the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP) in southern Ukraine on Thursday, the country's state-run nuclear energy operator Energoatom said. "Currently, there are five representatives of the […]

IAEA mission to nuclear plant arrives in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia

A team of IAEA experts and inspectors leave the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug 31, 2022. The UN nuclear watchdog team set off on an urgent mission to safeguard the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine. (EFREM LUKATSKY / AP) KYIV – The International Atomic Energy Agency mission to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear […]