Russia will give to Ukraine money for a Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station conclusion from operation

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Russia will provide $17 million for a conclusion from operation of Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station).

It was declared by the head of Rosatom state corporation Sergey Kiriyenko on Monday on 52-oh to general conference of the International agency on atomic energy (IAEA), reports Лига.net with reference to the Russian TV channel "Vesti".

"Russia intends to render assistance to Ukraine in increase of safety of a platform of the Chernobyl NPP, to acceleration of the beginning of a conclusion of object from operation. The Russian Federation will provide on these purposes of $17 million on account of nuclear safety and in Chernobyl fund "Ukrytiye", - told Kiriyenko.

It is known that the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station began the work on September 26, 1977. In 1979 the power unit No. 2 was brought to design capacity of 1000 MWt, in 1981 - power unit No. 3 power start-up is carried out, in 1984 - the power unit No. 4 is brought to design capacity. With start-up of this power unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station I became one of the world's largest. On power it conceded to only two largest nuclear power plants of the world: Japanese "Fukushima" and French "Byuzhe".

By April 25, 1986 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station 150 billion kWh of the electric power were developed.

On April 26, 1986 on the power unit No. 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station there was the accident which has caused serious technogenic consequences.

Immediately after accident of one of the most important problems there was an isolation of the destroyed reactor and prevention of intake of radioactive materials in environment, and in the long term - its long-term and safe burial.

The first stage of its decision was end in November, 1986 of construction of a protective construction - object "Shelter" ("Sarcophagus").

From 1986 in realization of actions of various level aimed at providing safe operation of power units of the Chernobyl NPP, about $264 million

were enclosed

Operation of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station was stopped ahead of schedule: the second power unit - since 1991, after a fire in the machine hall, the first power unit - since 1996 according to the decision of the Ukrainian government, the third power unit was stopped on December 15, 2000.


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