Chernobyl: spent fuel risk mitigated at last

By EBRD multimedia team

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The Donor Assembly of the Nuclear Safety Account meets today to review the progress on the completion and operation of the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2); designed and constructed to safely process and store over 21,000 spent fuel assemblies from the Chernobyl reactors.

Managed by the EBRD, the ISF-2  facility received its full operational licence in 24 April 2021 and work to process and store the fuel commenced in early 7 June 2021.

This represents a major safety and project milestone in the transformation of the Chernobyl into an environmentally safe site following the 1986 nuclear accident and a demonstration of the benefits of international multilateral donor funding to support global nuclear safety.

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