Chernobyl, New Technical Cooperation Project with IAEA

The new technical cooperation project on Chernobyl nuclear site with IAEA has been initiated called UKR9040 “Supporting Ukrainian Institutions in Addressing National Decommissioning, Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management, including Radio-Ecological Monitoring”.

The new cooperation cycle provides for the continuation of the IAEA expert support in the implementation of Chernobyl NPPs decommissioning activities, radioactive waste management and, in particular, improvement of the facilities which have been commissioned such as the Liquid Waste Treatment Plant, and Free Release Facility which is scheduled to be commissioned in the short run.

In addition, works will proceed on RAW characterization, management of problematic waste, graphite and other materials which had been produced in the course of Chernobyl NPPs operations and which are being produced during the plant’s decommissioning activities.

IAEA cooperation will continue at the same pace with projects funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which together with Ukraine has created the foundations to develop and implement a national strategy for the coming decades.

The EBRD is also responsible for managing the Shelter Implementation Plan, including overseeing the construction of the New Safe Confinement.

Read more about it on Chernobyl NPP Press Release.