EU to increase funding of security at Prydniprovsky chemical plant

Source : 112 Ukraine

The assistance aims at peaceful use of nuclear energy and technologies in Ukraine
17:02, 1 December 2016

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The EU intends to increase the amount of financial assistance for Ukraine, so that the government could take necessary measures to toughen security at the Prydniprovsky chemical plant in Kamyanske town (former Dniprodzerzhynsk, Dnipro region, southeastern Ukraine).

The EU Office in Ukraine reported this on Thursday.

According to the office, the latest security project worth of 3.5 million Euros will be implemented via the Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine – an interstate organization, which consists of Ukraine, the EU and the USA.  ‘The key mission of the centre is to urge for peaceful use of the nuclear energy and nuclear technologies,’ reads the message.

For several decades, Prydniprovsky chemical plant was one of the USSR’s largest uranium-recycling enterprises. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the plant was closed; but it actually remained the site of potential nuclear danger and low security level.  People who still work on the plant’s premises get seriously irradiated.

Ukraine and the EU continue cooperation to gradually remove the plant from service.

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