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IAEA Inspectors Given Wider Powers to Investigate Attack on Ukraine Nuclear Plant

  • Scope of investigation will be wider than originally planned
  • Attacks continuing on Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia station
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Russian occupied Ukraine, on Aug. 19.

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Russian occupied Ukraine, on Aug. 19.

Source: Maxar Technologies

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Nuclear inspectors will be given wider powers than initially sought to investigate attacks against a Russian-occupied atomic plant in Ukraine that has stoked international alarm over a potential nuclear-safety accident. 

An impending International Atomic Energy Agency visit to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine will include security and safety authorities, in addition to the officials in charge of accounting for nuclear material at the site, according to two diplomats with knowledge of the visit who asked not to be identified in exchange for discussing the plans.