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Slovak Regulatory Authority Not Ready to Issue License for Operation of Mochovce NPP-3, 4

Recently it became known that the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic interrupted the administrative procedure in reviewing the application of the operating organization for obtaining a license to commission Mochovce NPP-3, 4. The Mochovce NPP is one of the two nuclear power plants operating in the country located between Nitra and Levice cities […]

39th Meeting of WENRA Working Group Started in Ukraine

On 25-29 September 2017, the meeting of WENRA (Western European Nuclear Regulators Association) Working Group on Waste and Decommissioning is being held for the first time in Ukraine. Within the event, on 25 September, WENRA delegation visited the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, namely dry spent fuel storage facility (SFSF-2), liquid radioactive waste treatment plant and industrial […]

40 Years of Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

On 26 September 1977 exactly 40 years ago at 19:21, a turbine generator No. 2 of Chornobyl NPP Unit 1 was switched to the grid. This day is considered the Day of Nuclear Energy in Ukraine. History 01 August 1977 at 20:10 – the first fuel assembly loaded. 02 August 1977 at 13:05 – critical […]

Special Team for Cyber Defense of Nuclear Facilities to Be Established in Ukraine

This proposal was expressed by an expert of the George Kuzmich Training Center for Physical Protection, Accounting and Control of Nuclear Material Serhii Drapei within the XIV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. The event took place from 18 to 22 September at SUNPP site in the Mykolaiiv region. Expert […]

Site with Radioactively Contaminated Materials Inspected in Kyiv Region

On 20 September 2017, experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) inspected a site with radioactively contaminated materials generated after the Chernobyl accident in the vicinity of the Stara Markivka village (Polissya region, Kyiv oblast)”. “We decided to check the information on probable location of the burial […]

Feedback between National Police of Ukraine and SNRIU to Be Established in Ukraine

This was stated by Deputy Head of the Department on Issues of Nuclear Security and Safeguards, Head of SNRIU Division on Physical Protection of Nuclear Facilities Viktor Pashchenko during the XIV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. The event was held from 18 to 22 September at SUNPP site in […]

Physical Protection of Ukrainian NPPs Can Be Improved through Probabilistic Safety Analysis

Jan Blomgren, Director General of the INBEX Institute for Nuclear Business Excellence, spoke on this issue during the XIV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. The event started on 18 September at South-Ukraine NPP (Yuzhnoukrainsk, Mykolaiv Oblast). Jan Blomgren, Director General of the INBEX Institute for Nuclear Business Excellence “Everyone […]

Holtec International Company Focusing on Equipment Production in Nuclear Energy Plans to Enter Production of Small Modular Reactors for NPPs in Ukraine

According to the Ukrinform’s correspondent, this was reported to journalists by President of the Energoatom Company Yurii Nedashkovsky on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the new Holtec plant in New Jersey (USA). “There is a very interesting proposal made by President of Holtec International Chris Singh to our President Petro Poroshenko to form in […]

Uatom.org Team Held a Series of Promotional Events within Information Tour “Radiation Survey by Towns of Ukraine”

From 24 to 26 July, the Uatom.org team took part in information tour “Radiation Survey by the Towns of Ukraine”. Within the event, editor of the website Kateryna Stavnichuk together with the experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) conducted several promotional campaigns on abandoned radiation sources. […]

SNRIU Seized Hazardous Radioactive Material in Second Quarter of 2017

In the second quarter of 2017, the SNRIU jointly with the relevant bodies of the central executive authorities of Ukraine responsible for detecting of and responding to the facts of illicit handling of radioactive material continued cooperation on the withdrawal of dangerous radioactive material beyond the regulatory control. A number of aviation and other technical […]

Operation “STONE” was held in Ukraine

The training on the prevention and counteraction to the smuggling of nuclear materials “STONE” (Stop Trafficking of Nuclear Elements) was recently held with the support of the General Secretariat of the International Police Organization (INTERPOL). The first stage of training was conducted in Kyiv and covered theoretical studies in this area. Representatives of law enforcement […]

Blueberry Pickers Detained in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

Source During the patrolling of the Exclusion Zone, law enforcement officers detected two women with more than 25 kg of blueberries near the resettled Yasen village in the Kyiv region. This was reported by the press service of the regional police. It is noted that 39-year-old resident of the village and 60-year-old citizen of Kyiv […]