CNSC updates on the Invasion of Ukraine by Russia
We’re actively monitoring the events in Ukraine and are working closely with our federal and international counterparts to offer expertise and assistance.
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September 29, 2022
As Chair of the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association (INRA), CNSC President and CEO Rumina Velshi issued the following statement on behalf of INRA in support of Ukraine’s nuclear regulator:
International Nuclear Regulators’ Association
Joint Statement in Support of Ukraine’s Nuclear Regulator
We, the members of the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association (INRA), which includes the national nuclear regulators from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, are gravely concerned about the current situation in Ukraine and the potential serious impacts on the safety and security of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, especially the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP).
Nuclear regulators play a critical role in ensuring that the appropriate standards of nuclear safety and security are achieved at nuclear facilities. INRA members are clear that Ukraine’s sovereign nuclear regulator should be given immediate, unfettered access to the ZNPP to enable it to effectively carry out its regulatory oversight role.
INRA members fully support the IAEA’s recommendation, following its recent visit, that IAEA technical experts maintain a continued presence at ZNPP to support nuclear safety, security and safeguards objectives.
We fully support the IAEA and will continue to work together with it to obtain accurate and up-to-date information on the nuclear developments in Ukraine. This information is essential for keeping the public informed with accurate and timely information.
Finally, INRA members continue to offer their steadfast support to the Ukrainian nuclear regulator and commend all of its efforts to keep nuclear facilities in Ukraine safe and secure.
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- Statement of the G7 Foreign Ministers in support of the IAEA´s efforts to promote Nuclear Safety and Security at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine - Federal Foreign Office
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- INRA Offer of Regulatory and Technical Support
- WENRA on the situation in Ukraine
- March 4, 2022 – President Velshi speaks to CP24 about the situation in Ukraine and our role
- March 4, 2022 – President Velshi explains to CBC News about how we are monitoring the ongoing situation in Ukraine
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