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Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

South Ukrainian nuclear power plants — not ready for a safe operation in over-design period

On October 14, 2013 the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) published a draft decision on the possibility of lifetime extension for the unit 1 of the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant (SUNPP-1) beyond its technical design life time up to December 2, 2023. more…

South Ukrainian NPP Unit-1 lifetime extension: problematic and dangerous

24 September 2012 — Briefing paper about problems with South Ukrainian NPP Unit 1 (SUNPP-1) was prepared and presented during CSOs meeting with the EBRD Board Directors in Kiev.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) currently is considering EUR 300 million loan to NEC Energoatom for Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant Safety Upgrade Programme (NPP SUP) which among other includes upgrades to SUNPP-1 — the unit that reaches the end of its design lifetime alredy in December 2012. more…

Protests against Ukraine’s position as a nuclear dump in front of the Cabinet of Ministers

12 March 2012, Kyiv – On the occasion of the Fukushima NPP accident anniversary Ukrainian people initiated the protest against continued use of deteriorated nuclear reactors and establishment of new dangerous nuclear facilities. Public environmentalists explained why the Fukushima NPP accident scenario is highly probable for Ukraine. The efforts were made to put all nuclear power supporters on the list of liquidators of the next disaster. No willing governmental officials were identified. more…

The operation of the old reactor, lifetime of which was extended for 20 years, is unstable

On January 18, 2011, an accident occurred at Rivne Nuclear Power Plant, and the reactor was subsequently taken down to 50% power output. The accident occurred at Reactor #1, the lifetime of which expired a month ago (in December 2010), but it was decided to extend its operation for another 20 years. Reactor #1 is the oldest operating reactor in Ukraine. more…

Completion of nuclear reactors at Khmelnytska NPP means neglecting the security

Kyiv, 14 December, 2010. – The National Ecological Centre of Ukraine considers the country’s government plans on further construction of Unit-3 and Unit-4 at Khmelnytska Nuclear Power Plant to be risky and irrelevant. The experts from the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine released the results of the research [1] on the irrationality of further construction of two power units at Khmelnytska NPP. more…