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Ukraine seeks to improve Chernobyl's image

Ukraine seeks to improve Chernobyl's image

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree that sets out plans to develop the Chernobyl exclusion zone as a site for tourism, including new walking trails and enhanced mobile phone reception.

Energy & Environment 12 July 2019


Keys to Chernobyl shielding passed to Ukraine

Keys to Chernobyl shielding passed to Ukraine

The keys for the New Safe Confinement shielding unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were symbolically presented to the Ukrainian authorities yesterday, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced.

Waste & Recycling 11 July 2019


Viewpoint: Chernobyl and a very modern safety culture

Viewpoint: Chernobyl and a very modern safety culture

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has led international efforts to transform the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Here, Balthasar Lindauer, director of the London-headquartered bank's Nuclear Safety Department, gives an insight into the change in safety culture at the plant.

Perspectives 10 June 2019


The drama and the facts about Chernobyl

The drama and the facts about Chernobyl

Craig Mazin - creator of the mini-series Chernobyl for television network HBO about the 1986 accident in Ukraine - has warned against "reactionary garbage" about the show, stressing that he is a supporter of nuclear energy.

Energy & Environment 05 June 2019


Final testing of Chernobyl used fuel store

Final testing of Chernobyl used fuel store

Final system-wide trials began yesterday of the new dry interim used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The facility is expected to be handed over to the state-owned enterprise Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the coming months.

Waste & Recycling 07 May 2019


Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

While commissioning of some of the equipment and technological systems within the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement progresses, many of the systems are now in operation.

Waste & Recycling 08 February 2019


Channel removal work trialled at Chernobyl

Channel removal work trialled at Chernobyl

A fuel channel, together with a control and protection system channel, have been removed from the reactor of unit 1 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The work was carried out as part of research into developing a plan for dismantling the three undamaged units at the plant.

Waste & Recycling 12 November 2018


Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Geraldine Thomas, professor of molecular pathology at Imperial College London, has called for a communication strategy to end the public’s exaggerated perception that nuclear radiation is harmful to human health.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2018


Mission reviews Chernobyl waste management

Mission reviews Chernobyl waste management

International Atomic Energy Agency experts have carried out a mission to review a feasibility study for the creation and location of new facilities for the management of radioactively contaminated materials at Chernobyl.
 

Waste & Recycling 27 July 2018


Chernobyl confinement structure nears completion

Chernobyl confinement structure nears completion

Chernobyl NSC - 48Installation of critical systems is progressing within the New Safe Confinement covering the damaged unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The enormous arched structure was put in place one year ago and is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2018.

Waste & Recycling 29 November 2017