The Cabinet approved the draft of the repository for spent nuclear fuel

Кабмин утвердил проект хранилища отработанного ядерного топлива

The vault will withstand even a plane crash

Modern cold storage will be designed for 100 years.

The Ukrainian government approved at the meeting of the project of construction of centralized repository for spent nuclear fuel of VVER-type reactors of domestic nuclear power plants (facility). This was reported on the website of the Cabinet.

“The creation of a nuclear installation allows you to change the existing scheme of management of spent nuclear fuel of domestic nuclear power plants and to get rid of dependence on the services of Russian enterprises for temporary storage, thereby increasing energy security of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.

The aim of the draft Directive is to define the parameters of the project of construction of the warehouse, whereby with the operator – Energoatom will perform construction and maintenance work.

In the vault by using the advanced technology of surface “dry” storage with double-barrier sealed insulation system, which provides equipment specially designed engineering container type systems of the company “Holtec international” (USA), over 100 years can be safely stored spent nuclear fuel of the Rivne, Khmelnytsky and South-Ukrainian NPP.

Financing of the work will be carried out for Energoatom’s own funds, which until the introduction of the storage company is obliged to pay Russian companies for temporary storage and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel of Ukrainian NPPs. Funds from the state budget will not be involved.

As reported Корреспондент.netin the Chernobyl area to build a repository for spent nuclear fuel. It was argued that its integrity is not compromised even in case of a fall from the top of the plane.

Earlier for construction of storage allocated 45 hectares of land in the exclusion zone.