Ukraine

Chernobyl nuclear power plant to be conserved

10 april 2015 | 10:30

The nuclear power plant's conservation process will take at least 10 years. 

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The project of conservation will fill the budgets of surrounding areas.
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been officially brought to conservation, according to the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine.

The first stage of Chernobyl nuclear plant's shutdown is the phase of "final closing and conservation," which realization is essential for safety and requires a significant period for implementation (over 10 years).

At the stage of final closure and conservation of the plant's blocks, an additional radiation impact will be much lower than officially allowable and acceptable in terms of environmental safety, says the official website of the nuclear power.

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Also, the closure of Chernobyl nuclear power plant will make a big positive impact on the regions in Kiev oblast,' adjacent to the exclusion zone, since the conservation project will provide employment and revenues.

Earlier, the Minister of Environment of Ukraine Igor Shevchenko called for the return of the Chernobyl zone to the economically active areas of Ukraine after security measures are taken.

Source: ZN.UA

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