Ukraine nuclear power plants safety upgrade programme
Briefing | 14 November 2012
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Euroatom plan to support the nuclear power plant safety upgrade project in Ukraine. The EU presents the project as a timely initiative to improve nuclear safety in the region. A closer inspection however shows that it in fact can increase nuclear risks, in that the project includes a significant number of measures necessary to extend the lifetime of the reactors.
This version of the briefing was prepared for a meeting with the EBRD Board of Directors in London on November 13, 2012. It highligts major risks and concerns with the project and puts forward Bankwatch’s recommendations.