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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.

Chernobyl Confinement reaches final stage, but funds need boost

Waste and Recycling

17 March 2015

Chernobyl NSC - March 2015 - 48Construction of the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement on the site of the 1986 nuclear accident is entering its final stage, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said yesterday.

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.

Poland to be a key market for Westinghouse


18 March 2015

Poland will be an important market in Europe for Westinghouse, Mike Kirst, the company's vice president for strategy and external relations for Europe, said in an interview with EurActiv published today.

Energoatom seeks to extend links with Westinghouse


11 March 2015

Energoatom-Westinghouse - March 2015 - 48Energoatom has announced plans to increase its cooperation with Westinghouse that include an expansion in the use of the US-based company's nuclear fuel, a memorandum aimed at familiarising Energoatom personnel with the AP1000 reactor design, and Westinghouse's participation in a future fuel fabrication plant in Ukraine.