IAEA Calls on Ukraine, Russia to Spare Zaporizhzhia’s Cooling Pond

VIENNA (Reuters) —
A view shows the reservoir at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant of a nearby dam that is now broken. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo)

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant should have enough water to cool its reactors for “some months” from a pond located above the reservoir of a nearby dam that has broken, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Tuesday, calling for the pond to be spared.

“It is therefore vital that this cooling pond remains intact. Nothing must be done to potentially undermine its integrity. I call on all sides to ensure nothing is done to undermine that,” International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi said in a statement.

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