SNRIU Reviews Application for ISF-2 Operating License

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine received an application from the Chornobyl NPP for licensing of the dry type spent fuel storage facility (ISF-2). The SNRIU Chairman Grygoriy Plachkov informed about it during presentation of the Public Report.

On 17 December 2020, the ISF-2 “hot” tests were completed, and yesterday we received an application from the Chornobyl NPP for licensing of this facility. SNRIU carries out this activity jointly with our technical support organization SSTC NRS. We hope for a positive review results,” Plachkov said.

The Chief state inspector also reminded that in 2020 the regulator issued an individual permit for trial commercial operation of the first start-up complex of the Shelter New Safe Confinement. In this regard, Plachkov stated: “We are waiting for a package of documents from SAUEZM and ChNPP for further review.”

It is expected that ISF-2 will receive the operation license in April 2021.

We will remind that Chornobyl NPP received an individual permit for commissioning of a nuclear facility: the Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Storage Facility (ISF-2) on 25 August 2020. On 10 September 2020, the ChNPP, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the individual permit, started activities and operations on unloading of spent nuclear fuel from ISF-1 (wet spent fuel storage facility where all nuclear fuel accumulated during the ChNPP operation is stored), as well as activities on ISF-2 commissioning.

The ISF-2 commissioning program provided for the full loading and storage in two double-walled dry shielded canisters (DSC). The first DSC was installed for long-term storage on 18 November and the second one on 14 December 2020. On 18-19 November, ISF-2 accepted for storage 120 spent ChNPP fuel assemblies.

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