Ukraine: improving nuclear legacy
Training in decommissioning and radioactive waste management
As a consequence of the accident at the Chernobyl plant (1986), the cleaning, decontamination and decommissioning of the damaged reactor is still today, an activity of certain importance in Ukraine. If we also consider the wastes derived from the activity of the other 15 operating reactors, as well as research reactors and fuel cycle facilities, or for medical, hospital and industrial purposes, it is understood that the management of radioactive wastes is an issue of national interest.
In order to improve safety in the management of all these radioactive wastes, the Ukrainian Government, the beneficiaries and end users have set out to improve the current education and training programs on decommissioning, contaminated soil remediation and waste management, implementing the best international methodologies. The country has the support of the European Commission, through the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) programme.
In this context, IDOM, acting as the leader of the consortium formed with the companies NPP OSI (Ukraine) and GD Energy Services – GDES (Spain), has been the winning tenderer to undertake the project titled U4.01 / 12E: Improvement of national personnel training system in the field of RAW, decommissioning and remediation, which will be funded by the European Commission over the next three years.