‘Installation of a sarcophagus over Chernobyl power station is on schedule’: Ukraine’s Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

The installation is expected to finish in 168 days, according to the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources
12:25, 27 May 2016

Installation of a sarcophagus over 4th energy block of Chernobyl nuclear power station is on schedule, Ukraine’s Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ostap Semerak informed on Facebook.

He mentioned, that he held a work meeting with Vince Novak – Head of EBRD’s (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) department for nuclear safety ‘Ukraine-EBRD’.

‘We’ve received great news – EBRD already has on its account funds collected by donor-states to build a disposal repository for spent nuclear fuel, including EUR 1,4 million from Ukraine’, - Semerak said.

He mentioned, that the meeting was focused around the construction of a sarcophagus over the 4th energy block of Chernobyl power station: ‘Installation of the sarcophagus is on schedule. I expect, the construction will be finished in 168 days’, - Semerak.

The Minister also expects, that cooperation between EBRD and Ukraine will be prolonged at the EBRD Assembly of donor-states in London on July 22.

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