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Chernobyl used fuel store ready for commissioning

Chernobyl used fuel store ready for commissioning

Holtec International has announced completion of the pre-commissioning programme, or 'cold tests', for the Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility in Ukraine. It is the world's largest dry storage installation.

Waste & Recycling 24 September 2019


Energoatom and Westinghouse plan VVER-440 fuel cooperation

Energoatom and Westinghouse plan VVER-440 fuel cooperation

Ukraine's Energoatom and Westinghouse of the USA have signed a preliminary agreement for Westinghouse to manufacture fuel for VVER-440 reactors in the country. Ukraine has two VVER-440s - units 1 and 2 of the Rovno nuclear power plant.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2019


Ukraine further diversifies fuel supply with Canadian agreement

Ukraine further diversifies fuel supply with Canadian agreement

Energoatom and Cameco have signed a memorandum of cooperation and understanding as part of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator's strategy to diversify its nuclear fuel supply. The document was signed yesterday at the uranium producer's headquarters in Saskatoon, Canada.

Uranium & Fuel 23 August 2019


Energoatom tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno plant

Energoatom tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno plant

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator Energoatom last week completed functional testing of Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant during the VVER-1000 reactor's scheduled maintenance outage.

Waste & Recycling 12 August 2019


Contract for early Chernobyl dismantling work signed

Contract for early Chernobyl dismantling work signed

A contract has been signed between SSE Chernobyl NPP and construction company Ukrbudmontazh for the creation of infrastructure for the early dismantling of the Shelter Object. This structure, widely known as the 'sarcophagus', was hastily constructed over the remains of the destroyed reactor of unit 4 in the weeks after the 1986 accident.

Waste & Recycling 05 August 2019


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