The expert mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency started its work at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to examine the causes, the course of the liquidation and the radiological consequences of the partial collapse of the roof and wall structures in the turbine room in the fourth block, which occurred on February 12, 2013.

According to the press service of the Chernobyl NPP, the work of the mission involves representatives from the IAEA and international experts in field of radiation safety, supervision over building structures, safety culture.

"This mission works at the NPP at the initiative of its leadership. The administration of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant addressed the International Atomic Energy Agency with a request to give an independent assessment of the events and actions of staff to eliminate its consequences," director general of the Chernobyl NPP Ihor Hramotkin stressed.

The experts plan to get acquainted with the case materials of the investigations, technical and design documentation, the results of radiation monitoring of sites, to visit the scene - the turbine room of the fourth block of the Chernobyl NPP.

The experts are to prepare the official report on completion of the mission.


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