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Ukraine seeks to improve Chernobyl's image

Ukraine seeks to improve Chernobyl's image

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree that sets out plans to develop the Chernobyl exclusion zone as a site for tourism, including new walking trails and enhanced mobile phone reception.

Energy & Environment 12 July 2019


Keys to Chernobyl shielding passed to Ukraine

Keys to Chernobyl shielding passed to Ukraine

The keys for the New Safe Confinement shielding unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were symbolically presented to the Ukrainian authorities yesterday, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced.

Waste & Recycling 11 July 2019


Consortium established for SMR-160 deployment in Ukraine

Consortium established for SMR-160 deployment in Ukraine

Holtec International, Ukraine's Energoatom and the country's State Scientific and Technology Centre have formally entered into a partnership to advance the US company's SMR-160 small modular reactor for deployment in Ukraine.

New Nuclear 12 June 2019


Viewpoint: Chernobyl and a very modern safety culture

Viewpoint: Chernobyl and a very modern safety culture

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has led international efforts to transform the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Here, Balthasar Lindauer, director of the London-headquartered bank's Nuclear Safety Department, gives an insight into the change in safety culture at the plant.

Perspectives 10 June 2019


The drama and the facts about Chernobyl

The drama and the facts about Chernobyl

Craig Mazin - creator of the mini-series Chernobyl for television network HBO about the 1986 accident in Ukraine - has warned against "reactionary garbage" about the show, stressing that he is a supporter of nuclear energy.

Energy & Environment 05 June 2019


Ukrainian head of state stresses role of nuclear power

Ukrainian head of state stresses role of nuclear power

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday highlighted the important role nuclear power plays in the country’s energy mix, particularly in terms of reducing its dependence on natural gas. Poroshenko was speaking during his working trip to the Mykolaiv region, where the South Ukraine nuclear power plant and the Tashlyk pumped storage plant form the South Ukrainian Energy Complex.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2019


Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

While commissioning of some of the equipment and technological systems within the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement progresses, many of the systems are now in operation.

Waste & Recycling 08 February 2019


Ukraine highlights role of science in nuclear sector

Ukraine highlights role of science in nuclear sector

The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has launched a target programme for scientific research, Nuclear and Radiation Technologies for the Energy Sector and Social Needs for 2019-2023. The resolution was adopted on 16 January, following a meeting of the presidium of the institution, chaired by its president, Boris Paton.

Corporate 21 January 2019


Energoatom reaches milestone with Westinghouse fuel supply

Energoatom reaches milestone with Westinghouse fuel supply

Westinghouse has produced its thousandth fuel assembly for VVER-1000 type reactors - for South Ukraine nuclear power plant, Energoatom said on 20 November. The assemblies were produced by its Västerås subsidiary.

Uranium & Fuel 22 November 2018


Ukraine, USA extend nuclear safety cooperation

Ukraine, USA extend nuclear safety cooperation

Ukraine and the USA have agreed to extend by five years an existing agreement on cooperation in improving nuclear safety and the regulation of civil nuclear facilities in Ukraine.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2018