The EU will increase funding for the adoption of measures to reduce radiation at the plant for processing uranium in Kamenskoye

The European Union will increase its financial support for immediate measures to improve security at the “Pridneprovsky chemical plant (PCP) in the town of Kamenskoye (Dneprodzerzhinsk former). About it reports a press-service of the EU delegation in Ukraine.

According to the report, the most recent project with a budget of 3.5 million euros will be introduced via science and technology center in Ukraine, international organization, which includes Ukraine, the European Union and the United States of America.

“The main task is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear science and technologies”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that over the years 1947-1992 PCP was one of the largest processing enterprises of uranium in the former Soviet Union. After the termination of the plant and despite the fact that the company is located very close to residential areas Kamensky, the plant was able to resolve. For many years he was a source of limited radiological safety, low safety and regulatory control. In addition, people who still continue to work in the PCP, subject to the action of radiation, which is ten times higher than normal protection against radiation.

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“In the years 2014-2016, the EU in cooperation with the government of Ukraine has taken the first step towards creating a safe environment. This occurred through implementation of the project is 1.1 million euros, which aims at finding effective long-term decisions regarding decommissioning and rehabilitation of former Soviet facility for the processing of uranium. This decision will be used as the basis for the National strategy for the management of Pridneprovsky chemical plant”, – added in the message.

Earlier, the energy Ministry said that Ukraine in 2017 will be its own dry storage of spent nuclear fuel (storage).