On October 2-5, 2018, State Nuclear
Regulatory Inspectorate welcomed in Ukraine delegation of the United States
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) lead by distinguished Commissioner Stephen
G. Burns. This visit took place on the invitation of the SNRIU Chairman H. Plachkov extended to the US NRC in March 2018, while
participating in the Regulatory Information Conference.
The purpose of the visit of US NRC delegation
to Ukraine is to exchange the experience of regulation of nuclear and radiation
safety, discuss status and perspectives of bilateral cooperation. Bilateral
cooperation between US NRC and SNRIU has started since 1993 and is performed in
accordance with Arrangement between the United States Nuclear Regulatory
Commission and the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine for the
exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety matters of
March 13, 2018.
US NRC delegation as well held several
meetings with the management of the SE NNEGC “Energoatom”
and members of the Committee of the Parliament of Ukraine on fuel-energy
complex, nuclear policy and nuclear safety.
stay in Ukraine US NRC delegation visited Exclusion Zone and SE “Chornobyl NPP”
where American experts met with ChNPP management, had
a technical tour to the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) under
construction, entered the area under the New Safe Confinement of the Shelter –
the Arch, had an observation tour of Prypiat city.
On October 4-5, 2018, US NRC delegation
visited South-Ukraine NPP. According the program experts met with plant
management and discussed long-term operation of SUNPP power Units 1 and 2,
preparation for LTO of Unit 3, Post-Fukushima safety upgrades, operational
experience of Westinghouse nuclear fuel at SUNPP Unit 3 etc. US NRC delegation
had an opportunity to visit with technical tour SUNPP Unit 3 and Tashlyk Hydro Pumped Storage Power Plant located in the
South-Ukraine nuclear energy complex.