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Construction of Ukraine's used fuel storage facility to start in March

Waste and Recycling

19 October 2016

Holtec-EnergoAtom - October 2016 - 48The "active phase" of construction work on a central used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is expected to start in March 2017, Oleksandr Rybchuk, general director of Atomprojectengineering said.

Chernobyl units 1-3 now clear of damaged fuel

Waste and Recycling

07 June 2016

Chernobyl 1 damaged fuel removal - 48The last damaged used fuel assembly from units 1-3 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was removed yesterday - from the cooling pool of unit 1 - and transferred to ISF1, a wet-type interim storage facility.

EU increases Chernobyl funding on eve of anniversary

Waste and Recycling

25 April 2016

The European Commission today pledged to the Nuclear Safety Account fund the largest part of the €45 million ($51 million) expected from the G7 and the Commission in addition to the existing support. This fund supports in particular the safe decommissioning of units 1 to 3 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

End walls in place for Chernobyl cover

Waste and Recycling

07 October 2016

Chernobyl NSC front wall - 48Construction has been completed of the dividing walls between units 3 and 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, against which the New Safe Confinement over unit 4 will be placed. Completion of the new cover is scheduled for November 2017.

International support for rehabilitation of Chernobyl site

Waste and Recycling

27 April 2016

A crucial project at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant can now proceed to its final stages thanks to additional pledges by the international donor community at a conference in Kiev yesterday. On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President of the European Council Donald Tusk held talks by telephone during which Tusk underlined the EU's "comprehensive support" to Ukraine in overcoming the consequences of the disaster.

German consortium awarded Ukrainian waste contract

Waste and Recycling

02 March 2016

A consortium of four German companies has been awarded a contract to improve infrastructure for managing radioactive waste, the rehabilitation of contaminated areas and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in Ukraine.