Ukraine’s Regulator Authorizes Operations to Commence Unrestricted Loading of Chornobyl Reactors’ Used Fuel using Holtec-Supplied Technology on the 35th Anniversary of the Tragic Accident

After an extensive battery of pre- commissioning and commissioning tests, Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate has authorized the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant to load used fuel from the Chornobyl three reactors with immediate effect.

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Another Historic Milestone Achieved at Chornobyl

A historic milestone was reached on December 14, 2020 at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, when Holtec-trained technicians loaded the second double-walled canister with RBMK reactor spent nuclear fuel into the site’s Interim Storage Facility (ISF-2).

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Growing Interest in Holtec’s Innovative SMR-160 Reactor From Nations Seeking to Decarbonize Their Energy Generation

We are pleased to observe that the mounting demand for clean and reliable base load energy generation is fueling strong interest from many countries that view our inherently safe and economically viable SMR-160 small modular reactor (SMR) as the solution for reducing their carbon footprint.

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Ukraine’s Nuclear Regulator Issues License Permit to Process and Load Used Fuel from Chornobyl’s Shuttered Reactors into Holtec Supplied Dry Storage Technology

On September 7, 2020, State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) issued the License Permit to Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP), the Owner, to start commissioning the Chornobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) which, upon loading, will be the world’s largest dry storage installation.

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2019 in Review

We bid a fond goodbye to 2019 which will stand out in our company’s annals as a watershed year when we began the implementation of several new ambitious initiatives that will shape our endeavors for decades to come.

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Project Cheetah, Launched Fifteen Years Ago to Advance Safety of all Aspects of Used Nuclear Fuel Management, Notches New Milestones

Project Cheetah, quietly rolled out in 2004, has produced some transformative technologies such as underground canister storage, double wall canister and forced gas dehydration that have made dry storage implementation increasingly more efficient with the storage systems evolving into vanishingly small dose emitters and impregnable fortresses of security.

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Chernobyl’s dry storage facility completed by Holtec is now ready to be commissioned to process and load used fuel from its three shuttered reactors

Success at last! On August 29, 2019, Holtec’s Project team completed the comprehensive pre-commissioning program (also called Cold Tests) for the Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) - the world’s largest dry storage installation. 

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Holtec, Energoatom and SSTC enter into a Trilateral Consortium Partnership to advance the SMR-160 nuclear reactor for deployment across Ukraine

Ukraine’s national nuclear operator NAEK Energoatom, the nation’s State Scientific and Technology Center, and Holtec International ratified the creation of a consortium partnership that binds the three companies into a cooperative undertaking to chaperone the deployment of the SMR-160 small modular reactors in the country.

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Ukrainian dignitaries inspect CSFSF, Prime Minister Groysman to the right of Energoatom President Nedashkovsky (in yellow jacket)

Mourning the Chernobyl Tragedy’s 33rd Anniversary, Ukraine Views the Rise of Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility as the Harbinger of a Robust Nuclear Future

Ukraine’s Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF), world’s first, is being constructed only a few miles from the site of the Chernobyl accident. The CSFSF, designed for 100-year service life, will receive and store used fuel in a robust confinement system shipped from nine of Ukraine’s reactors.

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