ChNPP resumes RAW processing and disposal activities

ChNPP resumes RAW processing and disposal activities

On August 21, Chornobyl NPP transferred a batch of radioactive waste for disposal. This is the first batch since the ChNPP industrial site was de-occupied.

According to a Deputy Head of RAW Processing Shop Illia Shumkov, in order to resume a full operation of radioactive waste processing infrastructure, a number of activities were performed to confirm the safe and correct operation of the equipment and systems involved in the RAW processing.

We carried out a check of the functional state of all equipment used in the technological process of forming a waste package, as well as preparing for and sending the RAW packages for disposal. The RAW processing staff passed the relevant training courses to resume the practical skills. The training with the last shift was successfully completed on August 14

Illia Shumkov

In addition, the ChNPP has negotiated with a supplier of the cements needed for immobilization of liquid radioactive waste, and revised a production schedule for delivery of RAW packages for disposal.

“We are confident that by the end of 2022 we will implement the set plans in full”, — summarizes Illia Shumkov.

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