In Ukraine, there are fifteen operating nuclear power units, and Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) in preparation for the decommissioning. There is a legal framework put in place which regulates preparations for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, including financing issues. The operating company is responsible for the decommissioning of operating nuclear power units but not for the final utilizations of the radioactive waste and not for the decommissioning of Chernobyl NPP.
The report provides an overview of the main aspects and current status of the decommissioning preparations – accumulation of the funds, preparation of decommissioning concepts and plans, progress with the decommissioning of the Chernobyl NPP and with the construction of the necessary infrastructure for the radioactive waste management and utilization.
Status report on nuclear power plants decommissioning preparations in Ukraine (PDF)