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IAEA’s Ukraine inspections to address ‘dirty bomb’ accusations have begun

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi poses for a photograph, in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 18, 2022.

VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. atomic watchdog has started its inspections of two nuclear sites in Ukraine being carried out at Kyiv’s request to address Russian accusations that it is working on a so-called ‘dirty bomb’, the watchdog’s chief Rafael Grossi said on Monday.

“Director General Grossi said IAEA inspectors had begun – and would soon complete – verification activities at (the) two locations in Ukraine,” the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement, adding that Grossi would “later this week provide his initial conclusions” about the inspections.