30 March 2022

Ukraine Neutron Source shelling continues, remains in deep subcritical state

The State Nuclear Inspectorate of Ukraine reports that no new damage has been identified despite continued shelling.

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The Neutron Source, developed to produce cancer treatments, in Kharkiv, remains in a deep subcritical state, to which it was transferred on 24 February 2022.

Operational personnel are monitoring the site, off-site power supply had been interrupted and shelling makes repair unlikely. On-site radiation remains within the standard limits.