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IAEA Chief Leaves Ukraine Nuclear Plant After Brief Visit

  • Grossi said his team collected key information, BBC reports
  • Five members of nearly dozen mission stay at nuclear plant
The IAEA inspection mission head to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Sept. 1.

The IAEA inspection mission head to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Sept. 1.

Photographer: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

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International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and some team members left a nuclear power plant occupied by Russian forces in Ukraine on Thursday after spending several hours there, amid reports of increased shelling in the area.

Five inspectors out of about a dozen in Grossi’s mission stayed on at the Zaporizhzhia facility, according to Energoatom, the Ukrainian state-run company that manages the country’s nuclear plants. They are unloading equipment and are expected to stay until Saturday, Energoatom said.