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Nuclear material in Kharkiv is intact - IAEA

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 03:08
Nuclear material in Kharkiv is intact - IAEA

Olha Hlushchenko - Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 03:08

Nuclear material was not damaged after another aggressors’ attack on the nuclear research subcritical facility"Djerelo Neutroniv" ("Neutron Source").

Source: IAEA

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Verbatim: "Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today that a nuclear research facility in the north-eastern city of Kharkiv had suffered additional damage when it came under renewed fire a few days ago, but its small amount of nuclear material remained intact, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said."

"The facility, which has been hit by shelling previously during the conflict, has been used for  research and development and radioisotope production for medical and industrial applications." 

"Its nuclear material is subcritical – there can be no nuclear chain reaction – and the radioactive inventory is low."

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Background: In Kharkiv, nuclear research subcritical facility "Djerelo Neutroniv" has once again come under Russian fire. 

In the evening of March 10, the aggressors shelled Pyatykhatka district, where the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology is located, causing a power outage at the nuclear research subcritical facility "Djerelo Neutroniv."

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