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  • Prime Minister while visiting the exclusion zone: With deep gratitude, we pay the tribute to the liquidators of the Chornobyl accident and value their courage they demonstrated while fulfilling the duty
    Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 26 April 2019 12:27

    All officials must understand they are responsible for the lives and health of people and work to make nuclear energy sector safe. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated during the visit to the exclusion zone and the territory of compulsory resettlement.

    "The core objective of the authorities is to ensure a clean environment. Our Government has completed the Shelter confinement project, we have restored the implementation of a whole range of measures to ensure the safety of people's lives and health. Now the situation is completely stable. We, together with international partners, engage in the introduction of the latest technologies and solutions to overcome the aftereffects of the Chornobyl accident", the Head of Government said.

    The PM stressed that the execution of all security measures will continue in the future.

    Volodymyr Groysman separately thanked the liquidators of the accident, who in the very first minute came to the rescue and bravely discharged their duty.

    It should be noted that the Government follows three directions in activities:

    • Elimination of the consequences of the terrible accident at the ChNPP;
    • Rehabilitate territories that were affected by radioactive contamination;
    • And the main thing is to ensure the social protection of all victims of the Chornobyl catastrophe.

    The Prime Minister visited the new safe confinement Shelter, a unique technological structure which has no analogs in the world. The confinement was successfully tested for 72 hours. The project is 99% ready, the work is planned to complete in May-June 2019.

    Apart from that, the Head of Government visited the construction of a central spent nuclear fuel repository and a complex for the radioactive waste management the Vector.

    Background

    33 years ago, on the night of April 26, as a result of the accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, radioactive material as much as 300 times the lethal radioactive fallout of the Hiroshima bomb was released into the atmosphere. The Chornobyl tragedy has become the worst disaster in the history of nuclear power generation.

    317, 900 people were evacuated from the contaminated area, about 600,000 people, primarily liquidators of the accident suffered from radioactive damage. The status of the victims is assigned to 1, 810, 000 people.

    Together with international partners, the Government implements a number of important security and economic projects. In particular, the construction of a new safe confinement and a spent nuclear fuel storage facility ISF-2 is being completed, active work is underway on the construction of a central storage facility for spent nuclear fuel, and alternative energy sector is being developed.

    Prime Minister while visiting the exclusion zone: With deep gratitude, we pay the tribute to the liquidators of the Chornobyl accident and value their courage they demonstrated while fulfilling the duty Prime Minister while visiting the exclusion zone: With deep gratitude, we pay the tribute to the liquidators of the Chornobyl accident and value their courage they demonstrated while fulfilling the duty Prime Minister while visiting the exclusion zone: With deep gratitude, we pay the tribute to the liquidators of the Chornobyl accident and value their courage they demonstrated while fulfilling the duty