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.
Earlier briefings on the project are available from May 2012 (pdf) and January 2012.
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