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Ukraine / Construction Of Centralised Fuel Repository ‘On Schedule’, Says Energoatom CEO

By Kamen Kraev
3 July 2019

Construction Of Centralised Fuel Repository ‘On Schedule’, Says Energoatom CEO
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Construction is going according to schedule of Ukraine’s national storage facility for nuclear fuel from the country’s 15 commercial nuclear units, said Yuriy Nedashkovsky, chief executive officer of Ukraine’s national nuclear operating company Energoatom.

Mr Nedashkovsky said he is “convinced” construction of the first phase facility will be completed in 2020 as the latest schedule foresees.

The facility will be of a surface dry-storage type and keep spent fuel for a period of 100 years. It is located in the Chernobyl exclusion zone and being built by US-based Holtec following a tender in 2005.

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