Shelter Implementation Plan at the Stage of Radiation Risks Elimination for Public


Chornobyl nuclear power plant accident, Shelter, Shelter Implementation Plan (SIP), risks

How to Cite

Berthold, A., Kilina, O., Kondratiev, S., Kuechler, L., Kutina, L., Petrenko, O., Smyshlyaeva, S., & Veselov, Y. (2017). Shelter Implementation Plan at the Stage of Radiation Risks Elimination for Public. Nuclear and Radiation Safety, (2(74), 29-33.


Efficiency of the SIP projects, which already have been implemented at the Shelter, are analyzed in this paper in the context of the staged elimination of radiation risks for public. It starts with the analysis of the Shelter state in 1998 before SIP implementation compared with the state after implementation of stabilization and other measures and finally with the state which is reached after construction of the New Safe Confinement (NSC). A probabilistic approach has been used for the analysis. Measures to be implemented in the future are mentioned in conclusions.


1. Statement on the Regulatory Policy of ChNPP Shelter Nuclear and Radiation Safety (NP 306.1.2/1.007–98), Approved by Order No. 49 of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine of 08 April 1998, State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, Kyiv, 1998, 7 p. (Ukr)

2. Shelter Implementation Plan of 31 May 1997, Approved within the Law of Ukraine “On Ratification of the Framework Agreement between Ukraine and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Chornobyl Shelter Fund Operation in Ukraine”, TACIS, Brussels, 1997, 310 p.

3. Strategy of Shelter Transformation approved by Decision No. 2 of the Interdepartmental Commission for a Comprehensive Solution of ChNPP Problems of 12 March 2012, Chornobyl NPP, Inv. No. 45 dated 04 February 2002, 18 p. (Ukr)

4. Design Criteria of Limiting Potential Exposure for New Safe Confinement, Agreed by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine by Letter No. 7.04/127 of 25 May 2005, Chornobyl NPP, 2005.

5. “Shelter” Safety Status Report, SIP-P-PM-22–460- SAR-124–05, 2008, available at:

6. NSC CS-1 Concept Design Safety Document,SIP-N-LI-22-A500-CDS-001-01, 2008, available at:

7. Final As-Built Report for Stabilization Measures, Safety Assessment Report, SIP-R-04–01-000-RSR-002–04, Chornobyl NPP,2008, 343 p.