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Chernobyl nuclear power plant to be dismantled till 2065

Ukraine will complete dismantlement of the Chernobyl nuclear atomic power plant till 2065. It has become known due to the bill on the federal program directed at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant removal from the service, enacted by the President of Ukraine. The preparation step to remove from the service will complete no sooner than in 2013.

Atomic fuel is planned to remove from the nuclear power plant units to the special storage. A final close and preservation of reactor facilities and equipment with radiation pollution is planned to do by 2022. Reactor facilities are planned to exist till 2045 in order to decline nuclear radiation to the normal level. Equipment removal and clean-up of the territory should be completed till 2065. The total sum of financing at the cost of the national budget comes to UAH 3 bn 535,9 mn (US $459 mn), less regard to expenses in 2009.



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