American Nuclear Society statement on IAEA resolution on Russian army presence at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

September 15, 2022, 3:31PMPress Releases

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

"The American Nuclear Society applauds the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors in calling for an end to the Russian military occupation of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. A civilian nuclear power plant must not be treated as a military base or military target in any armed conflict.

We echo the United Nations nuclear watchdog's 35-nation Board of Governors in its resolution for Russia to ‘immediately cease all actions against, and at, the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant and any other nuclear facility in Ukraine.’

The adopted resolution aligns with the IAEA's calls for safety and security zones around Ukraine's nuclear facilities to safeguard plant operations and the well-being of nuclear workers."