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Ventilation Stack-2 dismantling is started

Ventilation Stack-2 dismantling is started
October 31, 2013 the first block of Ventilation Stack (VS-2) of ChNPP 2 generation has been dismantled. Weight of the dismantled block is 33 tons. The block is located at specially prepared site where it will be fragmented to move it in Unit 3 Turbine Hall for […]Read more

On the 29th of October 2013 the activities on the ChNPP II Generation Ventilation Stack (VS-2) dismantling are planned to be commenced at the Chernobyl NPP

On the 29th of October 2013 the activities on the ChNPP II Generation Ventilation Stack (VS-2) dismantling are planned to be commenced at the Chernobyl NPP
The activities are performed by “Ukrtransbud” Corporation. Over a period passed from the contract awarding, the Contractor performed the design works, all necessary permissions from the regulatory bodies were obtained, the preparatory works were executed, and the crane of large load capacity was commissioned. The SSE ChNPP […]Read more

The third lifting of the Arch was successfully completed!

The third lifting of the Arch was successfully completed!
On the 11th of October 2013 the third lifting of the Arch was successfully completed. The third lifting differed a bit from two previous operations, as it included several stages. The first stage – jacking of the Arch for the height just a little more than 110 […]Read more

Scientists search for mutations at Chernobyl

Scientists search for mutations at Chernobyl
A new study launched today will see scientists studying fish living in lakes surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor to find out whether the radiation is causing genetic mutations in fish and aquatic invertebrates. The half-million pound project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is being […]Read more

What have we learned from Fukushima?

What have we learned from Fukushima?
Since moving to Japan in 2012, I have reported on the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster – speaking to experts, visiting the site and watching the clean-up. For the Editors, a programme which sets out to ask challenging questions, I consider what I have learned. Firstly, […]Read more
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