In 2022, Ukraine to assign USD 107 mln for security in Chornobyl exclusion zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

Part of the sum will cover the collection, recycling and safe storage of radioactive waste
15:52, 16 September 2021

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

US 107 million will be allocated from Ukraine's 2022 state budget on safety measures in Chornobyl exclusion zone.

Part of the sum will be assigned for construction of the Vector complex and proper use of its infrastructure.  

In 2022, the government plans to spend this money on safe storage of almost 5,000 tons of radioactive waste and 217 units of source of ionizing radiation that will end up in the Central Storage; on stable work of burial facility of radioactive waste and depleted sources of ionizing radiation, and on the construction of the storage of highly active waste returned from Russia after recycling of the depleted nuclear fuel from Ukrainian NPPs. That storage is expected to be 22% ready by late 2022.

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In order to maintain environmental safety in this area, the government plans to spend almost 18 million dollars. In 2022, these funds will cover the collection, recycling and safe storage of 3,8000 cubic meters of radioactive wastel; ground patrolling of 240,6 hectares of forest areas in order to prevent fires and poaching, and to provide proper work of Chornobyl biosphere reservation area. 

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