Entries by Ігор Бігун

Scientists have developed a sensor capable of resisting strong radiation

South Korean scientists have developed a flexible film-like sensor made of composite materials that can withstand strong radiation and detect differences in pressure and temperature. The sensor can be used in the production of robots capable of performing reconnaissance missions in radioactive areas. It is planned to commercialize the project in two years. According to […]

IAEA Director addressed KPI students on the Chornobyl anniversary

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Mariano Grossi delivered a lecture for students of the Faculty of Thermal Power Engineering of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, who study master’s programmes “Nuclear Power Plants” and “Security and Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials”. The lecture took place on April 26 and was held […]

Fukushima Daini NPP decommissioning plan approved by the regulatory agency

Japan’s nuclear regulator today approved decommissioning plan for the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant. It is located 11 km far from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. Fukushima Daini is a part of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and contains four units with boiling water reactors. The units entered commercial operation between 1982 and 1987. Although […]

US State Department launches SMR support programme

The US State Department has announced it is launching the Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) programme, which will provide “capacity-building support to partner countries”. As an initial investment, the department has committed USD5.3 million to support FIRST projects. The programme was unveiled during the Leaders Summit on Climate that the Joe Biden-Camala Harris […]

IAEA Director General: “You can count on us”

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has been visiting Ukraine for a two-day trip 26-27 April. He attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition Chornobyl. Journey, held a speech facing KPI students and visited the Cornobyl NPP. Rafael Grossi met resident Volodymyr Zelensky together with whom he presented the exhibition Chornobyl. Journey, arranged by the Ministry of […]

The Chornobyl NPP received a license from the SNRIU to operate the SNFSF-2

ChNPP received a license for the right to carry out activities at the stage of the life cycle “operation of a nuclear installation — dry storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNFSF-2)”. The document was handed over by Grygoriy Plachkov, Chief State Inspector for Nuclear and Radiation Safety and Chairman of the State Nuclear Regulation Inspectorate […]

Ukrainian Nuclear Society will hold a panel “35 years after the Chornobyl Accident: from past to future”

On April 27, 2021, the Ukrainian Nuclear Society will hold the International Panel “35 years after the Chornobyl Accident: from past to future” within the nternational Conference “Problems of Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants and Environmental Recovery” INUDECO 2021. During a separate panel, specialists from the Institute of NPP Safety Problems of the National Academy […]