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…

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…

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…

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…

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