On August 26, 2014, Ukraine's nuclear elite gathered in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to commemorate the initiation of the long planned Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF).
On July 25, 2014, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hosted a roundtable discussion with business leaders from Holtec International and Westinghouse Electric Company to urge Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which is critical to hundreds of Pennsylvania companies and thousands of workers to grow sales overseas in a highly competitive global economy.
Ukraine's recently appointed Chairman of SNRIU (nation's regulatory authority), Mr. Sergiy Bozhko, Mr. Igor Shevchenko, President of SSTC (regulator's national consultant), and their aides visited Holtec International's Marlton, New Jersey operations center on July 21 to familiarize Holtec with their reconfigured licensing review structure for increased effectiveness.
The Presidents of Holtec International, Dr. Kris Singh, and NAEK Energoatom, Yuriy Nedashkovskiy, signed an amendment to the Contract for construction of the Central Storage Facility for spent nuclear fuel on 24 June 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ukraine, Europe's third largest nuclear operator, has finally taken concrete steps to re-start its long stalled project to establish a domestic interim storage facility for housing its used fuel.
We are pleased to announce the start of manufacturing of the latest Holtec nuclear storage and transport container, a version designed for Ukraine, christened the Double Wall Canister (DWC).
Holtec Highlights interviewed Mr. Igor Gramotkin, Chernobyl’s Director General, to seek his insights in decommissioning a stricken plant that might be valuable in tackling the challenges at Fukushima.
Holtec was given the release by the Ukraine's State Specialized Enterprise Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to begin the final phase of the dry storage project to complete the site's 100 year life facility that will store the 22,000 used fuel assemblies from Chernobyl Units 1, 2, and 3.
We are pleased to report that Holtec's technology to place Chernobyl's irradiated fuel in a storage facility with multiple barriers to ensure long-term environmental isolation has been approved by the State Nuclear Regulatory Committee of Ukraine and by all of the country's national institutions and ministries responsible for reviewing the application to protect public health and safety.
The Chernobyl dry storage project, begun in the early fall of 2007 has chalked up some impressive milestones in its first year of existence.