“Atomic Energy”: we lost contact with the monitoring in Chernobyl

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The International Atomic Energy Agency announced on Wednesday that it had lost contact with the monitoring systems at the Chernobyl nuclear plant near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and under the jurisdiction of Russia.

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The agency said in a statement that the Chernobyl plant “has stopped sending any information,” expressing concern about the safety of the station’s employees working under the control of Russian forces.

On Tuesday, IAEA Director Rafael Grossi noted that remote transmission of data from safeguards monitoring systems installed at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was “interrupted”.

Safeguards is a term used by the International Atomic Energy Agency to describe the technical procedures it applies to nuclear materials and activities.

With the aim of deterring the spread of nuclear weapons through early detection of any misuse of these materials

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More than 200 Ukrainian technicians and guards are still stuck at the site and have been working for 13 consecutive days under Russian surveillance.

On the first day of the Russian military intervention against Ukraine on February 24, Russia took control of Chernobyl, which in 1986 witnessed the worst nuclear accident in human history.