Interfax-Ukraine

News about recent political developments in Ukraine, key Ukrainian economic news and major current events in the CIS and the rest of the world.

https://en.interfax.com.ua/

Energoatom receives permission to commission spent nuclear fuel storage.

Energoatom has received a special permit from the State Nuclear Regulatory Commission to commission the centralized spent nuclear fuel storage facility, the company said on Monday.

"Permission to carry out this activity today, April 25, 2022, was issued to Energoatom by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine," the company said in a Telegram channel.

Energoatom noted that this special permit was expected as early as March 9 of this year, but was delayed due to Russian aggression and the presence of the occupying forces in the Chornobyl exclusion zone, where the central nuclear fuel facility is located.

"Now the centralized spent nuclear fuel storage facility is completely ready for operation. Fortunately, it was not affected by the actions of the occupiers. All equipment, computers and special equipment are operating as normal," the company stressed, indicating that the design life is at least 100 years

As reported, the centralized spent nuclear fuel storage facility is an autonomous nuclear facility designed for long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel from Yuzhnoukrainsk, Khmelnytsky and Rivne nuclear power plants, which until 2021 was exported to Russia for storage and processing, which cost Ukraine about $200 million annually.

Its construction, for which Energoatom signed a contract with the American company Holtec International, started in 2017. In December 2020, the construction of the first start-up complex of the facility was completed.

Останні новини
Texas school shooting death toll rises to 21, including 19 children.

Texas school shooting death toll rises to 21, including 19 children.

Authorities said the suspect, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, allegedly shot his grandmother prior to opening fire at the school. Two teachers were among those killed at Robb Elementary School.

Lawmakers pressed on gun reform following Texas school shooting.

Lawmakers pressed on gun reform following Texas school shooting.

President Joe Biden expressed outrage at lawmakers who are blocking "common-sense" gun laws. The last meaningful gun reform legislation passed was the 1994 assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.

Alleged gunman purportedly sent social media messages with images of firearms.

Alleged gunman purportedly sent social media messages with images of firearms.

The suspect, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, purchased two rifles in the span of eight days, according to authorities. Officials are also reviewing social media posts and other alleged unusual behavior.

Beto kicked out of Texas school shooting meeting after staging interruption.

Beto kicked out of Texas school shooting meeting after staging interruption.

Ted Cruz discusses Beto O’Rouke for crashing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference after Texas shooting on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime.’ #shorts Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC)...

Inside Vladimir Putin’s War With Ukraine - NBC News NOW Special.

Inside Vladimir Putin’s War With Ukraine - NBC News NOW Special.

As the world watches Russia’s war in Ukraine with horror, it’s become clear that the key to understanding the conflict is understanding Vladimir Putin. Keir Simmons takes an in-depth dive into putin’s history, interviews some of his closest confid...

Hannity: Beto O'Rourke is an out of work politician.

Hannity: Beto O'Rourke is an out of work politician.

Fox News host Sean Hannity slammed President Biden for rushing to politicize the Uvalde, Texas shooting in an attempt to score 'political points' on 'Hannity.' #FoxNews #Hannity Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Chan...