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Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

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 whole of Ukraine under threat: Storage of spent nuclear fuel near Kyiv

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The public is coming down on the Ukrainian Parliament’s decision to place the centralized storage of spent nuclear fuel in Kyiv region. On February 9, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine took the decision to approve the Draft Law on Spent Fuel Management as to Placement, Design and Construction of the Centralized Storage of Nuclear Fuel Used by VVER Reactors of the NPPs supported by the majority of votes of the people’s deputies in the second reading. more…

Construction of Unit-3 and Unit-4 at Khmelnytska NPP has not yet started but the cost has already increased 2.5 times

Kyiv, 15 February 2011 — Energoatom and Atomstroyeksport signed a contract to supply reactor equipment for power Unit-3 and Unit-4 at Khmelnytska nuclear power plant. However, the cost for completion of Khmelnytska NPP grows with each new report.

On 09 February, Energoatom and Russian Atomstroyeksport signed a contract concerning the development of technical design for reactor facility and supply of reactor facility equipment for Unit-3 and Unit-4 at Khmelnytska NPP. 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…