Letter to EBRD: Nuclear inspections must continue in Ukraine
Advocacy letter | 16 February 2015
In a bid to help the recession-hit Ukrainian economy, the country’s government has significantly reduced regulatory obligations for businesses and state-owned companies. This includes Ukraine’s nuclear power plants which have been plagued in the recent past by ageing reactors and accidents and whose safety upgrades are receiving support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Euratom. In this letter Ukraine Bankwatch member group is asking the EBRD to pressure the government to ensure that the Ukrainian state nuclear regulator SRNIU is able to carry out inspections of nuclear power plants.
The Director of the EBRD’s Nuclear Safety Department, Vince Novak, responded on March 6, stating that the bank shares our concerns and has addressed the Ukrainian government. Download his response as pdf.