20 years since the last Chernobyl AZ-5 activation

20 years ago today, a ceremony was held to officially shut down unit #3 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The reactor had hardly operated during the year 2000, having been shut down for more than 5 months for repairs,…

Chernobyl Liquidators Day event at the monument “To Those Who Saved The World”

Regular readers will know the significance of December 14th in the Chernobyl community. This is the day that is dedicated to the liquidators who risked and gave their lives in order to clean up the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl…

Ukraine has started plans to honour the 35th anniversary of Chernobyl

Today, 10th December, President Zelensky has signed a decree relating to a number of topics in the Chernobyl Zone, including fire safety and the 35th anniversary events. DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE №556 / 2020 On urgent measures to…

“Winter Holidays For Safety” – Ukrainian Covid-19 Lockdown Is Coming In The New Year

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal says that the lockdown in Ukraine will be introduced on January 8 and it will be valid until Jan. 24 (inclusive) 2021. “Today we will take decisions on additional restrictions next year […] It…

Chernobyl Fire Detection System means improved 4G coverage in the exclusion zone

In the Exclusion Zone, Vodafone has expanded the coverage of high-speed 4G mobile Internet in the 900 MHz band (LTE900). Particular attention to the provision of the Exclusion Zone with quality coverage by the operator is due to the preparations…

20 years ago today, Chernobyl stopped producing electricity

20 years ago, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant ceased operations. On December 5, 2000 at 13:17, the reactor of the 3rd power unit was shut down due to a malfunction in the protection system. On December 14, it was restarted…

Do not panic – there is no radioactive crisis in Chernobyl

Starting December 7, the continuation of sensor calibration for the automated radiation state control system is taking place. The Exclusion Zone management has a planned annual test of equivalent dose sensors, which is performed according to an approved process. During…

ISF-2 hot testing is in progress at Chernobyl plant

The second double-walled canister (DWC) has been filled with spent nuclear fuel (SNF). For this purpose, 93 spent fuel assemblies (SFAs) were transported from the old SNF wet-type storage facility (ISF-1) during the last days of November. According to the…

Flyability Elios 2 drone tested inside a Chernobyl reactor

Flyability partnered with DroneUA to conduct a test of their drone hardware and software at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The “mission goal” was determining whether nuclear waste was present in reactor 5. At the time of the Chernobyl disaster,…

Illegal fishermen arrested in Chernobyl Zone

ChNPP police have opened criminal proceedings against illegal fishermen in the Exclusion Zone. During their patrol, officers of the ChNPP police department together with ecologists noticed a fisherman in the waters of the Pripyat River.It turned out that a 57-year-old…

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