- 16 November 2017
Chairman of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Jacques Regaldo visited the Chernobyl NPP site on 15th November.
He was accompanied by Head of WANO Chairman Office Elisabeth Terrail, Director of WANO Moscow Centre Vasily Aksenov and representatives of NNEGC “Energoatom”.
The first facility of the ChNPP visit program was Interim Storage Facility for Spent Nuclear Fuel No.2 (ISF-2). The First Deputy Director General Valeriy Seyda in the company of representatives of HOLTEC International — Construction General Contractor — gave an information tour around the key units of the facility.
Later the guests visited the ChNPP Main Building, where they were familiarized with the decommissioning activities and plans for the future use of ChNPP constructions. In particular, in the Turbine Hall Valeriy Seyda familiarized the WANO representatives with a project on reconstruction of turbine generators’ boxes into radioactive waste storage facilities.
- 14 November 2017
Works on preparing the commissioning of Industrial Complex for Solid Radioactive Waste Management (ICSRM) are in process at Chernobyl NPP.
This facility is designed for receiving and processing of solid radioactive waste (RAW) accumulated during the Chernobyl NPP operation and being generated in the process of its decommissioning.
Radioactive materials of various types will be present within the walls of the Industrial Complex during its operation. One of them is ash to be generated during incineration of RAW. To manage this ash the Complex has a compaction station for 165-L drums that will allow reducing the volumes for their storage.
Preparation for the third stage of “hot” tests is currently underway at the Industrial Complex. Within this stage the above-mentioned compactor is tested.
- 10 November 2017
On November 8, an Act on Facility Completion and Operational Readiness “Reinforcement and encapsulation of building structures of ChNPP Generation II functioning as NSC enclosure” (Construction of NSC Enclosure) was signed.
The activities lasted 35 months. Mr. Oscar McNeil, Manager of SIP (Shelter Implementation Plan) Project Management Unit, emphasized that performance of this project gave an opportunity to ensure NSC Arch sliding in November 2016.
In the opinion of Mr. Andrii Bilyk, Head of the Facility’s Admission Committee, Chief Engineer (Technical Director) of ChNPP, the conditions under which the activities were performed can be compared with those ones under which ChNPP Unit 4 accident elimination was performed in 1986: “People worked under extremely severe radiation conditions, but with a substantial difference that now all activities were carried out on a scheduled basis with observance of safety standards and requirements”.
- 10 November 2017
On 9 November, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion visited the main facilities of the Chornobyl NPP. Igor Gramotkin, Director General of the SSE ChNPP, accompanied him at the site.
The delegation inspected the former Arch erection site. The Director General briefly informed on feasible plans for its use. According to the Director General, the site could be the location for the Centralized Storage Facility for Spent Nuclear Fuel (CSFSNF) or serve as a reserve site in case of exhaustion of the main storage facility.
The site has all the necessary communications and a specially prepared foundation, which withstood the load of a 36,000-ton Arch. Therefore this location of the CSFSNF could significantly reduce the costs of its construction and operation.
- 06 November 2017
На виконання розпорядження Кабінету Міністрів України від 23 серпня 2017 № 579-р “Про затвердження плану заходів з проведення у 2017 році Всеукраїнського тижня права” з 04 до 08 грудня 2017 року заплановано проведення заходів з загальнодержавного тижня права. Зокрема, у проведенні Всеукраїнського тижня права приймає участь і державне спеціалізоване підприємство “Чорнобильська АЕС”.
Генеральна Асамблея Організації Об’єднаних Націй 10 грудня 1948 року прийняла і проголосила Загальну декларацію прав людини проголосивши цей день як Міжнародний День захисту прав людини.
Україна, ратифікувавши Загальну декларацію прав людини відповідно до ч.1 ст. 9 Конституції України та ст. 19 ЗУ “Про міжнародні договори”, визнала Декларацію частиною національного законодавства.
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