Chernobyl safeguard system that monitors radiation levels stops transmitting

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Systems monitoring nuclear material at the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which was taken over by Russian forces last month, has stopped transmitting data to the U.N. nuclear watchdog.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is looking into the status of safeguards monitoring systems in other locations in Ukraine and will provide further information soon.

In a statement, the Agency said: "The Director General indicated that remote data transmission from safeguards monitoring systems installed at the Chernobyl NPP had been lost."

Safeguards refers to the field of IAEA work aimed at keeping track of nuclear material.

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