Entries by Ігор Бігун

Funds for Construction of Two KhNPP Units Still Being Sought

The Ministry of Energy abandoned the Energy Bridge idea, which was supposed to become a financing source to complete Khmelnitsky NPP Units 3 and 4. “The Energy Bridge project could have been implemented 3 years ago and it would have made sense and certain advantages. Today we, as a country, have determined the priority of […]

Radiology at International Medical Congress. What Can Be Visited for Free?

Free events related to Radiology at the International Medical Congress within IMF 2020 | MedForum, 16-18 September 2020. The program and registration form can be found at link. Event Programme: 16 September 10.00 – 13.00, Red Hall Scientific and practical conference “Potential of high-tech multimodal diagnostic methods”. Organizer: Department of Radiology, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate […]

SMR-160 Project has Completed the First Phase of the Canadian Commission VDR Process

Holtec International’s SMR-160 reactor has completed the first phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)’s vendor design review (VDR) process. The company plans to begin the second phase of the voluntary pre-licensing review in the near future. The CNSC has now concluded that Holtec has, overall, demonstrated an understanding of CNSC regulatory requirements and […]

Lessons from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

75 years ago, two atomic strikes from the United States of America shook the Empire of Japan. Two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were virtually destroyed, and dozens of thousands of their inhabitants died immediately. These bombings were not just another line in the chronicle of the Second World War, but an exceptional event that changed […]

The First Arabian NPP Was Launched

The United Arab Emirates launched the Barakah nuclear plant, becoming the first Arab country with nuclear energy. Vice president and ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid said, that the power generating unit, which started operation on 1 August, is “the first peaceful nuclear reactor in the Arab world”. The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is located in […]

SNRIU Allowed Trial Commercial Operation of New Safe Confinement Startup Package No. 1

An individual permit for trial and commercial operation of SP-1 of the New Safe Confinement of the Chornobyl NPP Shelter was presented by Chairman of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate Hryhorii Plachkov to Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Roman Shakhmatenko. “Today, together we are taking an important and significant step […]

Attempt to Take Blueberries and Mushrooms with Exceeded Radionuclide Content from Exclusion Zone

The police of the Chornobyl zone of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Kyiv Oblast detained citizens who collected 300 kg of wild berries (blueberries) and 20 kg of mushrooms in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone and tried to transport them out of the zone without permission and dosimetric control. The content of […]