Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

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…

Rivne NPP was allowed a dangerous experiment

Kuznetsovsk, Rivne Oblast, December 10, 2010. — The oldest nuclear reactor in Ukraine, design lifetime of which expires in December 2010, will continue operating overtime for another 20 years. Today, the State Nuclear Regulatory Committee of Ukraine made a decision to issue a license for further operation of the Unit 1 at Rivne Nuclear Power Plant. more…

Environmentalists warn of danger from the operation of old nuclear reactors

November 25, 2010, Rivne, Ukraine. — NGOs representatives call the officials attention to the danger posed by the operation of two nuclear reactors at Rivne Nuclear Power Plant, design life of which will expire next year. A few weeks later, on December 10, officials will have a meeting at Rivne Nuclear Power Plant where they will decide on the life extension for two nuclear reactors, already operating for 30 years. more…

Outdated nuclear reactors will be operating extra 15 years

Kyiv, November 10, 2010. – There is one month left till the decision to extend the lives of outdated nuclear units is made. On December 10, 2010 the State Nuclear Regulatory Committee of Ukraine has to decide whether to extend the operation of Rivne nuclear power plant units 1 and 2 or to decommission them. more…