Chornobyl Exclusion Zone Agency seeks to restructure Chornobyl NPP enterprise
The State Agency of Ukraine for Managing Exclusion Zone seeks to restructure state-run specialized enterprise Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and separating four core types of operation, Agency Head Vitaliy Petruk has said.
He said that starting from 2018 spent nuclear fuel, radioactive waste, new safe confinement and servicing are to be separated.
This would allow more efficiently using the existing infrastructure of the Exclusion Zone and cutting gas consumption thanks to sustainable energy.
Petruk said that development of solar energy is an interesting project. The zone has power lines and non-farmland.
Head of Chornobyl Institute of Research and Development Vitaliy Demyaniuk said that attitude to the Exclusion Zone should be changed. Chornobyl should be associated with research and science, engineering achievements, sustainable energy and natural preserve.