On 7 June 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the project on the construction of the Centralized Spent Fuel Storage Facility (Centralized SFSF) in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. The facility will be constructed between Stara Krasnytsia, Buriakivka, Chystohalivka and Stechanka villages in Kyiv Oblast.
Recently, experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) together with representatives of the Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS, Germany) presented the joint draft report “Analysis of Conditions Defining Safety of the Shelter within the New Safe Confinement”.
Krystsina Usheva, representative of the Institute for Nuclear Problems of Belarusian State University (BSU), started her training in the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS). The tutoring will take about two month and will be held in the Nuclear Installation Neutronic Processes Department. Krystsina Usheva is going to master using of DYN3D computer code.
On 23 May 2017, at 02:12 (UTC/GMT +1 hour), ASCO-1 NPP in Spain informed the regulatory authority Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN) on an emergency at Unit 1 due to a fire in the turbine building. In Spain, according to requirements of the emergency plan, NPPs shall provide such notifications in case of a fire of more than ten minutes.