Head of the State
Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine Hrihorii PLACHKOV handed over a
separate permit to the First Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and
Natural Resources of Ukraine Bohdan Borukhovskyi for the right to operate the Chornobyl
NPP for commissioning of a nuclear installation - Intermediate Spent Fuel
relevant permit was handed over with the participation of the Head of the State
Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management Serhii
Kalashnyk, Director General of Chornobyl NPP Volodymyr Pieskov and
representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Emergency Service
of Ukraine, the Main Directorate of the National Guard of Ukraine, the European
Bank for Reconstruction and Development , Holtec
The decision to
issue a separate permit was made by the regulatory
body due to the positive results of:
review and assessment
of nuclear and radiation safety of documents provided by Chornobyl NPP in order
to substantiate the safety of this activity;
inspection conducted by the SNRIU in order to assess the applicant's ability
(Chornobyl NPP) to perform the declared activity.
we are taking a significant step towards strengthening the safety of nuclear
energy, because the start of work on the commissioning of SNF-2 will not only
increase the level of safety of spent nuclear fuel storage, but also intensify
work on decommissioning of the Chernobyl NPP," said Hrihorii
Plachkov, Chairman of the SNRIU in his speech and
thanked everyone involved in creating this high-tech facility.
Also in his speech,
the regulator noted and thanked the European Bank for Reconstruction
and Development and the donors of the Nuclear Safety Account for
assistance in implementing all projects at the Chernobyl site aimed at
resolving issues and improving the safety of nuclear energy.
From the Ministry,
Bohdan Borukhovskyi noted the significant result
of coordinated and team work, which will contribute to environmental safety in
the exclusion zone, and thanked everyone for the successful implementation of
the project for more than 20 years.
In conclusion, Hrihorii Plachkov wished everyone
further success and safe conduct of activity.