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World Bank executives got acquainted with the industrial objects of the Exclusion Zone and activities of SAUEZM

The World Bank's top management visited the Exclusion Zone, where they became acquainted with the construction of the spent nuclear fuel storage facility No. 2 (ISF-2), where spent nuclear fuel from ISF-1 will be stored, the system of processing, storage and disposal of radioactive waste (industrial complex Vector). During the event, Vitalii Petruk, Head of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management presented the main directions and prospects of the agency and told about the state of implementation of international projects at the ChNPP industrial site.

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Ukraine and Belarus started cross-border cooperation in the field of extinguishing forest fires

Within the framework of the OSCE project aimed at increasing the radiological and ecological safety of the Exclusion Zone, in particular, during natural disasters, in Gomel (Belarus), joint Belarusian-Ukrainian inter-departmental command-and-staff training on forest fire extinguishing took place in Gomel, Republic of Belarus. In the process of training, specialists worked out a variety of scenarios for the interaction of all government bodies, services and profile enterprises of Ukraine and Belarus, involved in the suppression of transboundary fires in the Exclusion Zone.

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At NSC, radiation monitoring is carried out using a drone

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the anti-radiation protection of the New Safe Confinement (NSC), the personnel of the Chornobyl NPP performs measurements of radiation dose around the NSC. The work is carried out using an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone), to which the radiodosimeter is attached. The drone with a dosimeter is taken to a control point where it measures the dose rate at an altitude of 30, 60 and 90 meters above the level of the industrial site.

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SAUEZM and IAEA cooperate in project of support of the Chornobyl NPP decommissioning and radioactive waste management

Specialists of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management in Vienna at the kick-off meeting on the UKR9038 IAEA project agreed on a work plan and mechanism for the implementation of the National Project on further support for the Chornobyl NPP decommissioning, management of radioactive waste (RAW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The project is scheduled for 2 years, during which the IAEA experts will provide their assessments and recommendations for Ukraine to implement these measures in accordance with international standards.

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Ecosystems of the Chornobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve returned to a state in which they were almost 100 years ago

«Officially, in 2016, the Chornobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve was established by the Decree of the President of Ukraine on the territory of the Exclusion Zone, which has existed here since 1986 in the format of the restricted area. Natural complexes quickly recovered, developing their laws without human influence. And now ecosystems of the Exclusion Zone have returned to a state in which they were almost 100 years ago. Today, only 10% of this territory is made up of people, and the remaining 90% is wildlife, which is the place of many Red Data Book animals and plants we have to protect, and this is the main mission in the Reserve's activity», – Vitalii Petruk, Head of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, said.

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SAUEZM signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to enhance the investment attractiveness of the Exclusion Zone

On May 7, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management (SAUEZM) and the State Finance Institution for Innovation (SSFII). The joint activity of the institutions will be aimed at attracting investments for implementation of energy projects and development of the socio-economic area of the Exclusion Zone, deepening of international economic, scientific and technical cooperation, as well as the implementation of new investment projects in this territory.

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At the UN headquarters in New York prospects for the development of alternative energy in the Exclusion Zone were discussed

During the international conference «Sustainable Energy and Heritage of Chornobyl» held at UN Headquarters in New York (USA), the experts of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management presented the current state of overcoming the consequences of the accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the prospects for the development of the territory of the Exclusion Zone. In particular, a lot of attention was paid to the opportunities for the development of alternative energy in this area.

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A project on rehabilitation of storage sites for radioactive waste of Chornobyl origin was launched in Ivankiv district

The project of international technical assistance for the rehabilitation of storage sites for radioactive waste (RAW) of Chornobyl origin located outside the Exclusion Zone is included in the stage of practical implementation. With the financial support of the European Union within the framework of the "Nuclear Safety Cooperation Instrument" program, the said sites for temporary storage of radioactive waste have been distributed by their degree of radiation hazard.

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In Slavutych, international experts discussed the process of decommissioning of ChNPP and a system for radioactive waste management

Oleh Nasvit, First Deputy Head of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, at the International Conference "Problems of Decommissioning of Nuclear Energy Facilities and the Restoration of the Environment" INUDECO 18, on April 25-27 in Slavutych, took part in the panel discussion on perspectives of the development of the Exclusion Zone and the role of Slavutych in them.

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