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.
«Today SAUEZM is working on overcoming the consequences of the Chornobyl accident, removing the Chornobyl NPP from the operation and transformation of the Shelter Object into an ecologically safe system, as well as carrying out state management in the field of radioactive waste management. We are looking for the possibility of using a contaminated area that will never return to household consumption. In particular, we are studying the possibility of placing objects of alternative energy in the Exclusion Zone», – Head of SAUEZM says.
Head of SAUEZM also emphasized that in 2017 Chornobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve, which occupies 85% of the territory of the Exclusion Zone, was created. Its main mission is to preserve the biodiversity of flora and fauna and to conduct scientific research of the impact of the accident and radiation on the flora and fauna.
In addition, he noted that SAUEZM and enterprises belonging to its management provide round-the-clock ecological and radiation monitoring of the territory, radiological protection of the population and environmental rehabilitation of the territory that was exposed to radioactive contamination.