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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


New advice for managing nuclear accidents

New advice for managing nuclear accidents

The European Commission-funded Shamisen project has published 28 recommendations to improve the preparedness and response to a nuclear accident. The recommendations follow an 18-month review of the response to previous accidents, particularly Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Regulation & Safety 07 September 2017


Holtec clear to start testing ISF2 at Chernobyl

Holtec clear to start testing ISF2 at Chernobyl

Chernobyl ISF2 - 48The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved integrated systems testing of the interim used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The approval means the facility has officially entered the post-construction phase, the USA's Holtec International said yesterday.

Waste & Recycling 04 August 2017


Energoatom gets approval to build used fuel facility

Energoatom gets approval to build used fuel facility

Energoatom has received regulatory approval to start construction of a central used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine issued a licence on 6 June.

Waste & Recycling 10 July 2017


Engineers enclose radioactive remains of Chernobyl 4

Engineers enclose radioactive remains of Chernobyl 4

Chernobyl NSC in place - 48The process of sliding the arched structure into place to shield the damaged unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been completed, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced. London-based EBRD said a ceremony in Chernobyl today marked the successful conclusion of the sliding operation, which it described as a key milestone before finalisation of the international program to transform Chernobyl into an environmentally safe and secure state by November 2017.

Waste & Recycling 29 November 2016


Chernobyl arch moved into place in historic engineering feat

Chernobyl arch moved into place in historic engineering feat

Chernobyl NSC - November 2016 - 48The process of sliding the arched structure into place to shield the damaged unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant started today, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said. London-based EBRD described the milestone at the plant in Ukraine as "one of the most ambitious projects in the history of engineering".

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2016


Construction of Ukraine's used fuel storage facility to start in March

Construction of Ukraine's used fuel storage facility to start in March

Holtec-EnergoAtom - October 2016 - 48The "active phase" of construction work on a central used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is expected to start in March 2017, Oleksandr Rybchuk, general director of Atomprojectengineering said.

Waste & Recycling 19 October 2016