What to do with Chornobyl NPP Unit 4? For the 30th Anniversary of the Shelter


Chornobyl NPP, accident, the Shelter, New Safe Confinement, Shelter transformation into the environmentally safe system

How to Cite

Nosovsky, A. (2016). What to do with Chornobyl NPP Unit 4? For the 30th Anniversary of the Shelter. Nuclear and Radiation Safety, (4(72), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.32918/nrs.2016.4(72).07


Thirty years ago, on 30 November 1986, the State Commission accepted temporary shutdown Unit 4 of Chornobyl NPP for the maintenance. Ukraine together with the world community takes measures on the Shelter transformation into the environmentally safe system. By the end of 2016, it is planned to complete the last stage of the project, when the Shelter will be covered by the New Safe Confinement (NSC). However, the paper shows that NSC movement is only the initial stage of transformation and many research efforts, organizational and technical measures are needed for reaching the final goal, which is the retrieval of fuel containing materials.



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