UK rss

Chernobyl Shelter Fund gets $200 million funding boost

Waste and Recycling

30 April 2015

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has secured the funding required to complete the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement by the end of 2017. The giant structure is being built to cover the destroyed reactor 4 on the site of the 1986 nuclear accident in Ukraine.

Areva wins deal to supply Energoatom with enriched uranium

Uranium and Fuel

27 April 2015

Areva-Energoatom April 2015 - 48French engineering company Areva has for the first time signed a contract with Energoatom for the supply of enriched uranium to be used at Ukraine's nuclear power reactors. The first batches will be delivered in 2015.

Energoatom creates talent pool for future presidency


02 April 2015

Energoatom president Yuri Nedashkovsky has ordered the creation of a talent pool from which his future successor would be chosen. Sixteen candidates from within the company and its subsidiaries have been selected.

Arson suspected cause of forest fire near Chernobyl

Regulation and Safety

29 April 2015

Chernobyl forest fires - April 2015 - 48Firefighters were today still battling to extinguish Ukraine's worst forest fire in 23 years, but state officials said its spread towards the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been halted. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said yesterday that the situation was already under control and that there had been no changes to levels of background radiation.

Chernobyl 1-3 enter decommissioning phase

Regulation and Safety

13 April 2015

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has officially entered the decommissioning phase, following approval by the country's nuclear regulator. The first phase of decommissioning is the so-called final shutdown and preservation stage, which is expected to take ten years.

Ukraine and Poland agree to push for integrated grids


23 March 2015

Ukraine-Poland March 2015 - 48Energoatom, Ukrenergo and Polenergia have signed a memorandum of understanding on a project to export electricity via European grids. Energoatom which operates all of Ukraine's nuclear power plants, said the agreement will make it possible to use all its available nuclear capacity and attract funds for the completion of the third and fourth reactors of its Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.