NATO and SAUEZM held a conference with potential performers of the project for elimination of burial for "historical" radioactive waste in the Kirovograd region
During a working visit of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) delegations in Ukraine, the experts continued their work on the NATO Trust Fund on Elimination of the Tsybuleve burial in the Kirovograd region. The State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management together with NSPA held a conference for potential performers of the project.
«Radiation and ecological safety are an important part of the system of national security of Ukraine. Today, the re-burial of radioactive waste resulting from the implementation of military programs of the former USSR is an important task for the SAUEZM and the Ministry of Defense, since the current conditions of storage of such wastes do not meet the world's security standards. We are grateful to NATO for facilitating the implementation of the second project, and we hope that the Tsybuleve burial will be rehabilitated as successfully as "Vakulenchuk" 2 years ago», said Vitaliy Petruk, the Head of the SAUEZM, at the opening of the conference.
During the conference, representatives of NSPA introduced the approved project implementation, the terms of the competition and the requirements for potential performers. They also heard introductory presentations of enterprises and companies applying for being the performers of works in stages. In conclusion, the participants discussed the project issues and further steps of its implementation.
The next step in the project will be election of a potential performer as a result of an international competition in accordance with the international standards.
The burial of "historical" radioactive waste at the Tsybuleve object of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is located on the territory of military unit A 0891 (Kirovograd region, village Tsybuleve).
The Executive Agent for the RW re-disposal and project rehabilitation is the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the leading state and donor is the Federal Republic of Germany, and the beneficiary is the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. The project is designed for 18 months, and its total cost is 1.5 million euros.