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IAEA inspectors claim Zaporizhzhia plant ‘violated’ by artillery fire [Video]

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in occupied Ukraine has been repeatedly ‘violated’ by shelling since the war began, say safety inspectors.

Rafeal Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), led a team of UN inspectors on a tour of the Russian-controlled plant.

They assessed the damage caused by heavy shelling in recent weeks, amid fears rising radiation levels could spark another Chernobyl-level nuclear disaster.

‘It is obvious that the plant and physical integrity of the plant has been violated several times,’ Mr Grossi told reporters at the scene yesterday.

‘We have spent there four or five hours. I have seen a lot, and I have my people there, we were able to tour the whole site.

‘I worried, I worry and I will continue to be worried about the plant,’ he said, adding that while dangerous, the situation was ‘more predictable’ now.

Mr Grossi confirmed part of his 14-strong delegation would be staying at the plant …

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