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New safe confinement over Chornobyl NPP expected to start working in December, - Poroshenko
18:43, 26 April 2018

New safe confinement over Chornobyl NPP expected to start working in December, - Poroshenko

'We're here to guarantee further security for Ukrainians and all Europeans', the president said

18:43, 26 April 2018

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The new safe confinement at Chornobyl nuclear power plant will be put into service in December 2018. President Petro Poroshenko said this during his visit to the working ground of the NPP.

'We're here today to guarantee further security for Ukrainians and all Europeans to turn their attention to important projects, which we will gradually implement day by day - along with our partners. We plan to put the new safe confinement into service in December', the president said.

The head of the state added that the mounting works on the object are almost over. 

As it was reported earlier, the construction works began in Chornobyl exclusion zone in Nobvemner 2017; the nuclear waste repository will be built in the restricted area of Kyiv region. According to UNN news agency, the opening ceremony took place on November 9; Ukrainian company Energoatom will be the one supervising the construction process.

According to the Minister of Energy and Coal Production Ihor Nasalyk, by building its own nuclear waste repository, Ukraine will be able to refuse the service offered by Russia, which costs Kyiv more than 7 million dollars annually.

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