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Chernobyl supports 'abundant' mammal life, says new study

Energy and Environment

06 October 2015

A scientific study has for the first time demonstrated that, regardless of potential radiation effects on individual animals, the Chernobyl exclusion zone supports an abundant mammal community after nearly three decades of chronic radiation exposures. The study, conducted by scientists from Belarus, Japan, the UK and the USA was published yesterday in the journal Current Biology.

Ukraine's Energoatom looks ahead to Rovno 3 life extension

Regulation and Safety

19 August 2015

Work is under way at the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine to apply to extend the operating life of unit 3. Ukraine's State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate issued 20-year operating life extensions for units 1 and 2 nearly five years ago.

Ukraine aims to complete safety upgrade program in 2020

Regulation and Safety

07 August 2015

Energoatom has postponed the completion target date for its program to improve the safety of its nuclear power plants from 2017 to the end of 2020.

Holtec plans cooperation with Ukraine's Turboatom

Waste and Recycling

09 September 2015

Holtec International is in talks with Turboatom on the manufacture of equipment for a central used fuel storage facility the US company is contracted to build in Ukraine.

Energoatom chief recalls highs and lows of first half-year


12 August 2015

Ukraine's ability to manage the 2015-2016 heating season will depend on the ability of its nuclear power plants to cover winter peak load, Energoatom President Yuri Nedashkovsky said during a presentation of the state-run company's first-half financial results yesterday.

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.