EU supports long-term management of radioactive waste in Ukraine

EU supports long-term management of radioactive waste in Ukraine

October 18, 2021

Experts from the EU and Ukraine have been working closely with Ukrainian authorities to ensure the long-term safe management of various forms of the country’s radioactive waste. 

As part of a series of projects funded under the EU’s ‘Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation’ over the last three years, experts identified problematic waste forms stored at Ukraine’s nuclear power plants and established methodologies for their safe and effective management. The project team also established design solutions for storage at each of the sites, re-assessed the safety of legacy waste storage facilities, and developed solutions for the rehabilitation of those that are most problematic. 

Since 1991, the European Union has provided more than €1.05 billion to support Ukraine’s nuclear safety improvement programme. It further provided institutional support to Ukraine’s nuclear regulator, and made significant contributions to the large-scale projects within the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. 

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