Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

Ukrainian Environmentalists Complain about Belarusians

Government of Belarus has decided to build two nuclear reactors not consulted with the neighboring countries, Ukraine and Lithuania. In this connection, Ecoclub Rivne environmental organization filed a complaint to the persons responsible for compliance with the UN Convention.

According to the Ukrainian service of Deutsche Welle, Ecoclub stresses, in particular, on the failure of Belarus to comply with the Convention on the Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context. more…

Public comments on the lifetime extension of Ukrainian nuclear power plant units

As of the end of 2009, there were 436 nuclear power plant units in operation worldwide. This is four units less than in 2004, and eight units less than in 2002, when the historical maximum was fixed. This represents a marked difference from the forecasted 4,450 GW by 2000, as it was expected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1974 [1]. The last new nuclear unit was connected to grid more than two years ago. It was the Cernavoda-2 reactor in Romania, which took 24 years to build and is based on outdated and dangerous technology. At the same time, each year wind farms with capacity of more than 27 GW and solar power plants with capacity of over 6 GW, equivalent to 27 and 6 new reactors respectively are constructed in the world. more…

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