Entries by Катерина Ставнічук

Energoatom and Holtec Signed Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Using Small Modular Reactors

Energoatom and Holtec International (USA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation in using SMR-160 small modular reactors in Ukraine. The document was signed by Energoatom President Yurii Nedashkovskyi and President and Chief Executive Officer of Holtec International Dr. Chris Singh in Camden (USA) on 28 February. The Memorandum states that it is aimed […]

OSCE Submitted Quadcopters and Modern Communication Tools to Be Used during Fire Season in Exclusion Zone

Pivnichna Pushcha Enterprise subordinated to the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management received quadcopters and a car radio station and antenna from OSCE representatives. This equipment will help to improve the fire early warning and response system and ensure personnel safety. The official transfer  of equipment and the first launch of quadcopters took […]

PreussenElektra GmbH as One of Most Prosperous German NPP Operators

Burkhard Cramer told us about PreussenElektra GmbH in Kyiv during a working visit to the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS). Mr. Cramer is currently Vice President of PreussenElektra GmbH and has over 26 years of experience in the field of nuclear energy. Mr. Cramer shared information on PreussenElektra […]

Management of Radioactive Materials in Sweden: Interview with Expert

The issues related to spent fuel and radioactive waste management are more than relevant today for Ukraine since the country operates 15 nuclear power units, and four units at the Chornobyl NPP are being decommissioned. The industry, medicine and USSR military legacy sites should be recalled as well: they all have spent radiation sources and […]

Membrane installation to seal the NSC Arch

Works on anchoring the sealing membrane of the New Safe Confinement’s Arch are carried out within the Chernobyl NPP Unit 4 premise. Yurii Filimonov — foreman of a drilling unit of the Shelter Object (New Safe Confinement) Operation Shop (hereinafter — SO(NSC)OP) — explains: “Now we are working on ensuring 100% attachment of sealing anchors in […]

Westinghouse to continue nuclear fuel delivery to Ukraine through 2025

Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it has signed a new nuclear fuel contract extension with Ukraine’s State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generation Company Energoatom. The contract expanding cooperation and extending the existing contract  till 2025. While commenting the agreement, Yurii Nedashkovskyi, President of SE NNEGC Energoatom, reminded that Energoatom was the only operating utility of […]

Swedish Radiation Safety Authority: International Vector

The mission of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) is to protect the society against radiation hazards. SSM aims at ensuring nuclear and radiation safety at Swedish nuclear power plants through three instruments: law-making, regulatory oversight and licensing. At the same time, SSM deals with the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, […]

Swedish Nuclear Regulator Shares Experiences in Public Relations

Sara Brandt Zaric has been working at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) for more than two years. Sara manages SSM’s official website and social media accounts. As a representative of the Communication Section, Sara knows perfectly well how important it is for the Authority to establish contact with the public. “The SSM mission is […]

SNRIU Public Council Paid Special Attention to ChNPP

On 04 December 2017, a meeting of the Public Council of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine was conducted. Hryhorii Plachkov, SNRIU Chairman, informed during the meeting that the Inspection on Nuclear Safety at Chornobyl NPP will be rearranged. “Currently, the staff of the Inspection at the ChNPP consists of two employees. Given the […]

SNRIU Board Meeting Conducted

On 30 November 2017, the Board of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine conducted a meeting. Three issues were discussed during the meeting. The first one aimed at the presentation and approval of the National Report on the First Peer Review on Ageing Management. The second issue dealt with the progress of activities on […]