Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

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Outdated nuclear reactors will be operating extra 15 years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 – There is one month left till the decision to extend the lives of outdated nuclear units is made.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…

Protest against nuclear plans of Ukrainian and German governments to extend the lifetime of nuclear reactors in Kiev

Ukrainian environmental activists protest against nuclear plans of Ukrainian and German governments to extend the lifetime of nuclear reactors.

Kyiv, September 18, 2010. Activists installed a ‘nuclear waste pile’ to protest against the plans of Ukrainian and German governments to extend the lifetime of nuclear reactors.

Activists of the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine installed a pile of cans with radiation warning signs in front of the German Embassy. The cans symbolized radioactive waste produced by nuclear stations which cannot be safely disposed. more…

Completion of Units Construction at Chmelnytska Power Plant is too expensive gamble

Kyiv, April 21, 2010 – National Ecological Centre of Ukraine considers the government’s plans to complete the 3-rd and 4-th nuclear units at Khmelnytska NPP to be unrealistic.

As is known, on April 21, 2010, the Government of Ukraine approved the Credit Facility Agreement with Russia for completion of two units at Khmelnytska NPP. However, the prospects for expanding nuclear power capacity of Ukraine resemble rather a gamble than strategic investment in Ukrainian energy infrastructure. more…