Britain and the European Union has allocated About 17, 6 million euros for the construction of new nuclear storage facility at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, informs the press service of the British Embassy in Ukraine.
As informs a press-service, it is expected to build a centralized repository of spent sources of ionizing radiation (CSWD) in the Chernobyl exclusion area, which " specifically will help safe handling and storage of radioactive waste materials from all over Ukraine ". About 300 thousand of radiation sources that have been used in engineering, construction and other industries, will be safely stored in Accordance with international standards for radiation safety and security.
"Funds for the construction of the repository in the amount of eleven, ? 3 million was received from the Department of energy and climate change on the UK and were supplemented by a grant from the European Union in the amount of 2 million euros," - said in the report.
As informs a press-service, this project is part of a wider programme under the Global partnership against the spread of weapons and materials of mass destruction.
The accident at the Ukrainian Chernobyl nuclear power plant occurred on 26 April 1986. Exploded the fourth unit of the plant. The total area of radioactive contamination in Belarus amounted to About 46, 5 thousand square kilometers (23% of total area). In Ukraine were contaminated with 50 thousand square kilometers in 12 areas. In addition, radioactive contamination damage 19 Russian regions with the total area of about 60 thousand square kilometers and a population of 2, 6 million people.