American Nuclear Society condemns attack on Ukraine nuclear power plant 

March 3, 2022, 6:42PMPress Releases

Statement from American Nuclear Society President Steven Nesbit and Executive Director and CEO Craig Piercy:

“Energoatom has reported that Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has come under attack from Russian armed forces. We condemn the attack.

Currently, there are no indications that any damage caused by the attack poses an additional threat to the public. The latest radiation level readings remain within natural background levels. The real threat to Ukrainian lives continues to be the violent invasion and bombing of their country. 

Both Russia and Ukraine should understand the importance of ensuring the safety of nuclear power plants and their staff.

We will continue to monitor the situation.”


Established in 1954, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) is an international professional organization of engineers, scientists, and technologists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 10,000 members represent government, academia, research laboratories, medical facilities, and private industry. ANS’s mission is to advance, foster, and spur the development and application of nuclear science, engineering, and technology to benefit society.


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