Complex for Manufacturing Metal Drums and Reinforced Concrete Containers for SSE ChNPP Radioactive Waste Storage (CMD&C)

Designing and construction of the Complex for for Manufacturing Metal Drums and Reinforced Concrete Containers for SSE ChNPP Radioactive Waste Storage (CMD&C) is funded from the European Commission under TACIS Program.

The Complex is referred to the infrastructure necessary for the Chornobyl NPP decommissioning. Its necessity is conditioned by construction and commissioning of the Industrial Complex for Solid Radioactive Waste Management (ICSRM) and the Liquid Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant (LRTP) at the Chornobyl NPP.

The Complex, as an integrated part of the program of nuclear safety assurance during management of Radioactive Waste and spent nuclear fuel, will ensure safe collection, cargo handling, storage, processing, transportation and disposal of radioactive waste, particularly, during:
1. Storage at the buffer stores of low- and intermediate-level short-lived waste (LIL-SLW) prior to its transfer for disposal to the Engineered Near-Surface Solid Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility (ENSDF)
2. Packaging of treated liquid LIL-SLW and transportation of waste packages from the LRTP to the ENSDF
3. Packaging, processing and transportation of solid LIL-SLW and transportation of waste packages from th SRPP to the ENSDF
4. Packaging and transportation of solid low- and intermediate-level long-lived waste (LIL-LLW) and high-level waste (HLW) prior to transfer to the Temporary Storage Facility for Low- and Intermediate-Level Long-Lived and High-Level SRW located within the SSE ChNPP site
5. Disposal of LIL-SLW at the ENSDF

Main production capacity:
● 34,250 steel drums a year
● 700 reinforced concrete containers a year

Location: construction base DTMC-1, Slavutych, Kyiv Region. Total area of the industrial site is 1.74 ha.

A transfer shielding container/cask (KTZ) is manufactured with lids of two types (for transfer and for disposal of solid radioactive waste). Steel drums are the primary or outer package of ChNPP radioactive waste. Drums are made of carbon steel and have to meet the strength requirements ensured by technology compliance and structural material quality.

The Complex was commissioned in 2012. Nowadays, the products are manufactured in accordance with the ChNPP’s needs.


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