Critical Review of the Ukraine NPP Safety Upgrade Program

This expert review of Ukraine's Nuclear Power Plant Safety Upgrade Program, that's to be financed by Euratom and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development shows that some of the measures included in the SUP are necessary for the lifetime expansion of the plants and not for their regular functioning until the initially planned term.

European public money would therefore be used to expand the lifetime of Soviet-era nuclear reactors instead of investing in safe closure and decommissioning - costs which haven't been accounted for yet in Ukraine's plans.

More on the NPP safety upgrades on our project page.