Contents tagged with Chernobyl

  • Russian troops spotted in Chernobyl zone

    There is currently a large number of Russian soldiers and military equipment in the Belarusian portion of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine’s 61st Jager Infantry Brigade announced on Facebook.

    “… the fact of the presence of Russian troops near Ukraine’s northern border in the Belarusian part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is already being verified,” the brigade’s press service stated.

    Information is being distributed on Facebook that there are Russian troops in the Belarusian part of the …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky allows EU and NATO to use Chernobyl for drills

    Ukraine is working on a strategy to develop the Chernobyl zone as a tourist attraction, and also plans to give the EU and NATO the opportunity to use it for drills, the Ukrainian president’s press service reports.

    President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree “On several matters concerning the development of territories subject to radioactive pollution as a consequence of the Chernobyl catastrophe”.

    “The document envisages, in particular, the drafting and adoption of a development strategy …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine ranks in the top ten of world dairy exporters

    During a meeting with the Ukrmolprom association of dairy producers, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Olena Kovaleva stated that for the first time in several years Ukraine ranked in the top ten of world dairy exporters, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reports.

    According to Kovaleva, the dairy industry in Ukraine shows positive trends. In particular, milk quality, entering processing plants, has improved. Also, there is an increase in …

  • Ukraine will spend $35 million on the railway in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

    During a government meeting on Wednesday, June 14, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the project for the reconstruction of the railway from Vilcha station to Yaniv station in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone that will cost 908 million hryvnia or $35 million.

    Reconstruction of the railway track will enable the construction and operation of the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) and storage facilities for intermediate storage of highly radioactive waste that will be returned from the …

  • US to provide $250 million to Ukraine for nuclear waste storage facility

    On September 14, 2017 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a US foreign investment firm, considered loaning $250 million to Energoatom for the construction of a centralized storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in the Chernobyl zone.This move, documented in OPIC’s latest board meeting agenda, would allow Ukraine to refuse Russian Federation services for spent nuclear fuel storage.

    This amount is enough to build the first launch complex for four HI-STORM containers, three of which are …

  • Ukrainian president: The war with Russia is worse than Chernobyl

    Speaking at the solemn ceremony marking the completion of a new protective arch over the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said the accident at the nuclear power plant was a less terrifying trial than Russia’s aggression.

    “No one could imagine that the Chernobyl accident would not be the worst thing that Ukraine would have to experience, and that Ukraine would build an arch in conditions of war with Russia,” the presidential …

  • Chinese companies to build solar power stations in Chernobyl

    Thirty years after the Chernobyl accident, two Chinese investment companies plan to build solar power stations (SPS) in the 10-km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl reactor. The construction is expected to start in 2017, as was reported on Monday, November 21 by Reuters. GCL System Integration Technology, a subsidiary of the GCL Group, said it would cooperate with China National Complete Engineering Corp. The planned location of future solar power stations was repeatedly checked by technical …

  • Ukraine will transform Chernobyl zone into biosphere reserve

    The President of Ukraine has signed a law transforming the Chernobyl zone into a biosphere reserve. The new document defines the specifics of land-use and town-planning activities.

    Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, a law was signed to transform the 30km zone around the emergency reactor. The document defines the specifics of land-use, special water-use, town-planning activities, air protection, mandatory resettlement of people to ecologically safe systems and the recovery of the …

  • International donors pledge 87 million euros for projects in the Chernobyl zone

    Ukraine will receive 87.4 million euros from international donors for projects in the Chernobyl zone, according to results from the donor conference.

    International donors pledged an additional contribution of 87.4 million euros to the Nuclear Safety Account of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to finance projects in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The Ambassador of Japan in Ukraine, Shigeki Sumi, discussed the results of the donor conference at a briefing in Kiev on …

  • Greenpeace reveals that Ukrainian and Russian citizens are still being exposed to radiation from Chernobyl

    30 years after the infamous accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station the residents of the surrounding areas are still eating contaminated food, stated Greenpeace International.

    Greenpeace has carried out tests in the Russian region of Bryansk and the Ukrainian regions of Rovno and Kiev and found excessive amounts of Radiocaesium-137 in milk, mushrooms, grains, fish, and timber for fuel and construction, Rosbalt reported.

    Greenpeace Russia energy program project manager Rashid Alimov …