International Atomic Energy Agency
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency warned the U.N. Security Council that “something very, very catastrophic could take place” at Zaporizhzhia.
Russia's war in the country has sparked fears of a nuclear catastrophe.
Fire damage at Europe’s largest nuclear plant has heightened fears of a catastrophe in a country still haunted by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
“Every principle of nuclear safety has been violated” at the plant, Rafael Grossi told the Associated Press.
Russian forces abruptly sped out of the Chernobyl containment area this week after seizing the power plant in the earliest days of the war.
"We cannot afford to lose any more time," the International Atomic Energy Agency's director general announced.
Too many countries have diverted their attention toward massive programs that modernize their nuclear weapons stockpiles, jumpstarting a potential arms race when the focus should be on reducing nuclear materials and ameliorating the threat of nuclear terrorism.