G7 Non-Proliferation Directors Group endorses IAEA efforts on nuclear safety in Ukraine

G7 Non-Proliferation Directors Group endorses IAEA efforts on nuclear safety in Ukraine

March 16, 2022

The G7 Non-Proliferation Directors Group has condemned Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and any action that endangers the safety of nuclear facilities intended for peaceful purposes, strongly supporting the seven pillars of nuclear safety earlier outlined by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director Raphael Grossi.

These seven pillars are:

  1. The physical integrity of nuclear facilities, whether reactors, fuel ponds, or radioactive waste storage and disposal sites, must be maintained;
  2. All safety and security systems and equipment must be fully functional at all times; 
  3. Operating staff must be able to fulfil their respective safety and security duties, with appropriate staff rotation, and have the capacity to make safety and security-related decisions free of undue pressure;
  4. There must be secure off-site power supply from the grid for all nuclear sites;
  5. There must be uninterrupted logistical supply chains and transportation to and from the sites;
  6. There must be effective on-site and off-site radiation monitoring systems and emergency preparedness and response measures; and
  7. There must be reliable communications of the sites with the regulator, as appropriate.

The G7 Non-Proliferation Directors Group also urged all countries to make available to the IAEA all necessary resources and equipment to facilitate technical support to Ukraine. 

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