WAR IN UKRAINE: Breakthrough Institute Analysts Dr. Stein and Franovich Release Statements on Loss of Offsite Power at Chernobyl
Berkeley, Calif. — Today, Breakthrough Institute Director for Nuclear Energy and Innovation Dr. Adam Stein and Senior Policy Advisor Rani Franovich shared insights into the impacts of the loss of offsite power at Chernobyl.
At present, the analysts offer these comments on the current situation. Dr. Stein and Franovich continue to monitor developments and sources, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). They are available for interview and comment.
Dr. Stein and Franovich are available for interview and comment
“While much of the news focuses on radiation and spent fuel on the premises, all indications are that the site remains safe,” said Dr. Stein. “However, safeguards monitoring is degraded which presents challenges with monitoring and accounting for radioactive material. The situation continues to evolve and I’m keeping abreast of reports from IAEA.”
“The current news out of Ukraine highlights the importance of nuclear safety and security, while also emphasizing the role of the international community to continue to actively monitor developments on the ground,” said Franovich. “One of my chief concerns remains for the safety of plant personnel as this is a very stressful situation for them and their families.”