Ukraine crisis – Information from the IAEA


30 March 2022

The IAEA have a dedicated site, on their website, where you can find all the Updates on nuclear safety, security and safeguards implications of the conflict in Ukraine.

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Like many, WNTI are deeply concerned at the unfolding crisis currently facing Ukraine.

Many people have expressed their fears that the nuclear facilities in Ukraine may be put in grave danger.

This has already happened when, during a military attack, damaged was caused to a service building at the NPP site in Zaporizhzhya. This, along with hostile activity at the Chernobyl site have prompted the IAEA Director General, Rafael Mariano Grossi, to make direct approaches to both sides to ensure that all such sites are operated in accordance to the Seven Pillars of the IAEA Framework.

The Seven Pillars of the IAEA Framework are:

  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; and
  7. There must be reliable communications with the regulator and others.


WNTI have joined with our industry colleagues to issue a joint statement, supporting the IAEA efforts to ensure the safety and security of nuclear facilities and staff in Ukraine.

Joint Statement on IAEA Ukraine Framework Initiative