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Chernobyl Confinement arch joined together

Waste and Recycling

28 July 2015

Chernobyl - joining of the western and eastern parts of the arch - 48The 'western' and 'eastern' halves of the arch of the New Safe Confinement at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have been joined together, SSE ChNPP, the state company tasked with managing the plant, said on 24 July.

Arson suspected cause of forest fire near Chernobyl

Regulation and Safety

29 April 2015

Chernobyl forest fires - April 2015 - 48Firefighters were today still battling to extinguish Ukraine's worst forest fire in 23 years, but state officials said its spread towards the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been halted. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said yesterday that the situation was already under control and that there had been no changes to levels of background radiation.

Chernobyl Confinement reaches final stage, but funds need boost

Waste and Recycling

17 March 2015

Chernobyl NSC - March 2015 - 48Construction of the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement on the site of the 1986 nuclear accident is entering its final stage, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said yesterday.

Chernobyl Shelter Fund gets $200 million funding boost

Waste and Recycling

30 April 2015

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has secured the funding required to complete the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement by the end of 2017. The giant structure is being built to cover the destroyed reactor 4 on the site of the 1986 nuclear accident in Ukraine.

Chernobyl 1-3 enter decommissioning phase

Regulation and Safety

13 April 2015

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has officially entered the decommissioning phase, following approval by the country's nuclear regulator. The first phase of decommissioning is the so-called final shutdown and preservation stage, which is expected to take ten years.

Energoatom signs amendment to Holtec contract

Waste and Recycling

26 January 2015

Energoatom and Holtec International have signed an amendment to their contract to build a central used fuel storage facility at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the supply of used nuclear dry cask storage systems.