Vector worked out the acceptance of containers with solid radwaste RNPP

The set of enterprisesVector tested equipment and systems of a technological building for container preparation important for safety during storage of radioactive waste at the Rivne NPP. The “cold tests” continued on July 27 and involved testing the stages of acceptance of containers with solebitumen compound.

The containers are now on the sites for temporary storage of RNPP and will be transported for disposal in the repository of Vector. Testing is an important part of radwaste acceptance, processing and disposal works, which will allow freeing up RW NPP storage sites.

Representatives of the Inspectorate for Nuclear and Radiation Safety in the Exclusion Zone, the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety and the SSE “Chornobyl NPP” took part in the tests.

RW in the form of salt bitumen compound (SBC) was formed as a result of bituming salt melt in containers, which, in turn, had been formed as a result of evaporation of liquid radwaste accumulated during the operation of RNPP units. Since 2002, the station has stored 739 KRO-200 containers with SBC.

The burial procedure will follow the following algorithm:

  • Rivne NPP transfers containers with SBC to SSE “Central Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Management” for temporary storage in the Vector’s Building 20;
  • CPPRV transfers the containers for processing to SSE “Chornobyl NPP”, where at the Solid Waste Processing Plant they are immobilized by cementing into KZ-3 containers and will be characterised;
  • ChNPP containers transferred to KZ-3 are transferred to the Specially Equipped Subsurface Storage of Solid Radioactive Waste (SOPSTRV) at the Set of Enterprises Vector for disposal.

Read also: RNPP is preparing radwaste for burial in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.

According to the CPPRV.