Government Approves Amendments to Chernobyl Shutdown Program:
Published on June 22, 2017
The Ukrainian government on Wednesday approved amendments to the national program for shutting down Chernobyl nuclear power plant and transforming the Shelter facility into an environment friendly system with the action plan for 2017-2020. The government would propose to the Verkhovna Rada to endorse the relevant bill, Ukraine’s Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry has reported.
Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Ostap Semerak said that this would allow starting mothball works for reactors one, two and three, launch the spent nuclear fuel facility two and start works to transport spent nuclear fuel from facility one in 2017-2020.