Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

Project of completion of units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant

The aim of this issue paper is a research and in-depth analysis of the project of completion of units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant which has already been approved by the Government. The issue paper covers potential benefits for Ukraine and possible related adverse impact on the country’s economic, political, social and environmental areas.

Project of completion of units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant

Greenpeace demands veto on further construction of Khmelnytsky NPP

September 21, 2012 Vienna, Austria – Greenpeace and Bankwatch appealed to the President of Ukraine to veto the law that allows construction of two new nuclear power units at the Khmelnitsky NPP. They expressed concern in an open letter to Viktor Yanukovych on behalf of millions of European citizens who were deprived of the right, enshrined in Espoo Convention, to fully participate in the discussion of this risky project [1-4]. more…

Environmental NGOs calls President of Ukraine not to sign Law on Khmelnitsky NPP completion

September 7, 2012 – Local environmental organizations of Ukraine urged the President of Ukraine not to sign the law on construction of new power units at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant. Experts warned Mr. Yanukovych about considerable technical, economic and environmental risks associated with this project in an open letter. 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…

Further construction at Khmelnytsky NPP comes to a standstill

N. Azarov’s government has failed to provide state guarantees for the possible financing for nuclear power plant construction of national significance

The idea of the loan from the Sberbank of Russia for the completion of Nuclear Unit 3 and 4 at Khmelnitsky NPP, as well as the associated issue of providing appropriate state guarantees from the government of Ukraine will be discussed within a framework of the committee for economic cooperation of Ukrainian-Russian interstate commission.

Relevant recommendations were given to the committee based on the results of meeting of the subcommittee for nuclear power on May 19 in Moscow, “I” quoted the director of separate division of SE “NNPC Energoatom” – “Atomproektinzhiniring” Vladimir Bronnikov, as saying. more…