South Ukrainian nuclear power plants – not ready for a safe operation in over-design period
Briefing | 25 November 2013
The licence for unit 1 of the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant is going to expire on December 2, 2013. The unit has been stopped already in March 2013 for necessary maintenance and safety upgrade works. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) conditioned the possibility of the unit’s re-start and lifetime extension to a list of measures that need to be implemented. As an analysis of the most recent safety review showed, most obligatory measures were have not been completed and for 13 neither the status of implementation nor the expected implementation timing has been specified.