EU INSC Projects in Ukraine

The INSC programme has provided support to:

  • The Ukrainian Regulatory Authority (SNRIU) in performing its licensing and inspection activities, and in strengthening its institutional capacity;
  • Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management (SAUEZM), and their subordinated Special State Enterprises: SSE Chornobyl NPP, SSE Central Radioactive Waste Management Enterprise, SSE Ecocentre, and SSE RADON Association, who are collectively responsible for the safe management of radioactive waste materials in Ukraine;
  • The Nuclear Operator (NNEGC Energoatom), and their Nuclear Power Plants, in support of an improved and effective nuclear safety culture. However, resulting from the positive findings of a comprehensive joint EC/IAEA/Energoatom safety review on Ukraine’s operational NPP’s, direct support was phased out in 2012. Support on radioactive waste interim storage and disposal continues through the joint Task Force;
  • Ministry of Energy of Ukraine and its subordinated State Enterprise Barrier, who are responsible for radiation safety at the former Pridniprovskyi Chemical Plant at Kamyanske in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast;
  • Local populations affected by the Chornobyl accident, through the implementation of Social and Horizontal projects.

INSC projects that remain under implementation and those in preparation are mainly for the provision of services, as opposed to equipment supply. Nevertheless, a small number of equipment supply projects are also ongoing and in preparation. This reflects the fact that Energoatom, with support of the EU, together with other donors, has applied significant improvement through the adoption of Western standards for the safe operation of its NPPs.

Considering the approval of the Euratom and the EBRD loan package for the implementation of Energoatom’s Consolidated Safety Upgrade, further support to the Ukraine Nuclear Operator is no longer essential. Support to the RAW and Regulatory sectors remains of high importance and continues within the remaining planned projects of INSC Phase II and the new EI-INSC 2021 to 2027.

Recognising the above, the continued operation of a Joint Support Office (JSO), to support the management of the INSC and EI-INSC is an essential element of the EU Nuclear Safety Programme in Ukraine.

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