Ukraine to start building nuclear fuel plant in October 2012



BULLETIN RELEASED: 27/09/12 2:19PM GMT :: 1 hour ago

UKRAINE-RUSSIA-FUEL-FACTORY KYIV. Sept 27 (Interfax) – Ukraine will start building a nuclear fuel factory in October, Alexander Ivanov, chief representative of Russian nuclear fuel corporation TVEL in Ukraine, …




In mid 2012 it announced that the 11 oldest 1000 MWe reactors are to have 20-year life extensions by 2030.

Ukraine’s best-known nuclear power plant was Chernobyl (Chornobyl in Ukrainian). This had the only RBMK type reactors in the country. Unit 4 was destroyed in the 1986 accident, unit 2 was shut down after a turbine hall fire in 1991, unit 1 was closed in 1997 and unit 3 closed at the end of 2000 due to international pressure.


Radioactive soil from Ukraine ‘returned’ to IAEA by Greenpeace

Press release – April 24, 2006

Radioactive soil from a public area…

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