Ukraine starts construction of nuclear waste storage facility in Chernobyl area

2017/11/12 17:52:18

Photo taken on April 19, 2016 shows a doll with a gas mask in a deserted school in Pripyat city near Chernobyl, Ukraine. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KYIV, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine has started a construction of a facility for nuclear waste near the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, local media reported on Saturday.

 

The central spent fuel storage facility (CSFSF), which would cost an estimated 1.4 billion U.S. dollars, will be built at the 30-km-radius exclusion zone around the plant.

 

According to the Ukrainian government, the first stage of the CSFSF construction will be completed in 2019.

 

After the facility is put into operation, it will store spent nuclear fuel from three Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

 

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