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Biosphere reserve for Chernobyl

Energy and Environment

07 August 2014

Pripyat wildlife 48Ukraine expects to prepare soon a draft presidential decree on establishing a biosphere reserve in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

First concrete for second Belarus unit

New Nuclear

03 June 2014

Ostrovets NPP 48Construction of unit 2 at the Ostrovets plant in Belarus is underway following the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's basemat. Both units should be in operation by 2020.

Final approval for Ostrovets 1 construction work

New Nuclear

25 April 2014

Ostrovets impression 48A full construction licence has been issued for the first of two units at the Ostrovets plant in Belarus, allowing the reactor and plant buildings to be built. First concrete was poured for the unit in late 2013 after the country's nuclear regulator granted a permit for just the foundations to be built.

Core catcher on its way to Belarus 2

New Nuclear

31 July 2014

Ostrovets 1 core catcher 48The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology has started preparing the core melt trap, or core catcher, for shipment to the site of the Belarus nuclear power plant, near Ostrovets.

Credit line open for Belarus project


19 May 2014

Russia-Belarus_credit_signing_(BelVB)_48Russia's state-owned Vnesheconombank is to provide a loan of $500 million over eight years for the financing of Belarus's first nuclear power plant under a newly signed agreement.

First Belarus reactor under construction

New Nuclear

07 November 2013

Ostrovets first concrete 48The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the foundation slab of the initial reactor at the Ostrovets site in Belarus marking the official start of construction of the country's first nuclear power plant.