IAEA inspectors call for 'security zone' around Zaporizhzhia plant

Nuclear inspectors say the shelling around the Zaporizhzhia plant in Ukraine has left them "gravely concerned." They say they need to set up a security zone around the complex immediately.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi briefed the UN Security Council on the visit that he and his team made to the site last week. They had filed a report outlining the dangers on Tuesday.

Grossi said, "We are playing with fire and something very, very catastrophic could take place."

Grossi and his team witnessed some of the shelling themselves, although their report does not name who is responsible. They say that although the attacks have not "triggered a nuclear emergency," the shelling represents a "constant threat to nuclear safety."

Their report lists the damage they found, including some in a building that houses nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. They say they are prepared to start talks with both sides over setting up the safety zone.