SINRU issued to operating organization – SSE “Chornobyl NPP” the separate permit for the second stage of Installation for all categories of Solid Radioactive Waste Retrieval (Lot 1)commissioning (“hot test” ) and for the Facility for Solid Radioactive Waste sorting and all categories of Solid Low and Intermedium Level Short-Lived Waste processing (Lot 2) ICSRM.
The separate permit is valid from 23 May 2014 until the completion of work within the second commissioning stage (“hot test”). Work will start May 29, 2014 and will be carried out in accordance with the “Programme of ICSRM commissioning” and “Working program for the second stage of ICSRM “hot test””. At this stage of commissioning packages with Radioactive Waste will be received to be send for disposal in Engineered Near-surface Storage Facility for Solid Radioactive Waste (Lot 3) under condition of their compliance with the acceptance criteria.
Upon completion of the second commissioning stage the package of documents will be developed and submitted to SINRU to obtain a separate written permission to perform activities within the third stage of the “hot tests”.
For information. Design and construction of Industrial Complex for Solid Radioactive Waste Management is funded by the European Commission and Ukraine.
ICSRM is intended for acceptance, processing and / or disposal of Solid Radioactive Waste (SRW), accumulated during operation and generated during ChNPP decommissioning Chernobyl, as well as Shelter object operational RAW.
Four Facilities for Solid Radioactive Waste Management, enclosed in a single technological cycle, are unified in this Complex:
Lot 0 : Temporary Storage Facility for Low and Intermedium -Level Long-Lived Waste and High- Level Waste in the building for Liquid and Solid Waste storage.
Lot 1: Installation for all categories of Solid Radioactive Waste retrieval from the existing SRW storage facility.
Lot 2: Plant for all types of Solid Waste sorting and Low and Intermedium Level Waste processing.
Lot 3: Engineered Near-surface Disposal Facility (ENSDF).
The first three Lots are located at Chernobyl NPP site, Lot 3 is at the “Vector” Complex site within the Exclusion zone.
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