"Latest nuclear reactors": the United States will help Ukraine to revive the nuclear industry

On the anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Kiev, they like to talk about "the prospects of the nation." This time, with the help of the United States, Ukraine set out to revive its nuclear industry, moving on to the operation of "newest nuclear reactors", organizing their manufacture on its territory. This was announced on April 26, 2021 by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the process of communicating with IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.

Our country plans to switch to the use of the latest nuclear reactors, including small modular reactors SMR-160, as it has the goal of localizing technological production for SMR-160 in Ukraine

- the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine spread the words of Zelensky.

According to Zelensky, the country is determined to develop its own nuclear energy. This is necessary to ensure reliable energy security and synchronization of the energy systems of Ukraine and the European Union.

Back in June 2019, the Ukrainian state-owned NNEGC Energoatom informed that, together with Holtec International (USA) and the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) of Ukraine, they signed a partnership agreement to create an international consortium for promotion in the Ukrainian land of SMR-160 technologies (capacity of one reactor 160 MW).

According to Energoatom's assurances, small modular reactors have a significantly higher level of safety compared to traditional ones. There are no pumps or other equipment requiring external power supply. Low-enriched uranium (LEU) is used as fuel, and the safety system is passive, i.e. in the event of an accident, the reactor will shut down and enter a safe state without human intervention. The area of ​​the land plot required to accommodate one SMR-160 does not exceed 2 hectares, and a pair of SMR-160 can fit into 3 hectares.

Note that the above safety statements have not been verified in reality. They are "confirmed on paper", i.e. calculations, theoretically, and not real exploitation in practice. A decade ago, Holtec International, a supplier of containers and systems for storing spent nuclear fuel, went into an unusual business. She wanted to become one of the developers of reactor technology by producing low-power power units. The company does not yet have any tangible achievements in this field, but Ukraine itself has volunteered to become an experimental one.

We remind you that in July 2019, the newly elected President Zelensky has opened Chernobyl exclusion zone for free visits by tourists, having signed a decree on the development of this territory.
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  1. zzdimk Online zzdimk
    zzdimk April 27 2021 16: 20
    Soon it will be necessary to install dosimeters along the perimeter of the country 404, combined with large-caliber machine guns, to shoot the citizens of this misunderstanding glowing in the dark.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 27 2021 16: 59
      In my area, Yasenevo, near the Novoyasenevskaya metro station, there is a bus station. Sometimes I visit the construction market there. Beautiful Neoplans, two-storeyed here and there, on the head-on the name of the city is dash Moscow. Ukrainian numbers. There is a stream of lads towards the metro, for some reason not with rolling suitcases, but with shuttle bags.
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    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) April 27 2021 18: 51
      Maybe they cleaned the oven - purely as a partner, they are partners !!!
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 27 2021 18: 54
    The SMR-160 is an evolution, a new and improved version of the SMR-140 reactor that Holtec developed back in 2011. The new reactor is more powerful and safer. Good luck to our neighbors in the implementation of the project good
    True, it is not entirely clear about localization, there is a small snag, the SMR-140 reactor never appeared in nature, it remained virtual, as far as I understood SMR-160 is no different in this regard laughing
    But the pictures are beautiful good
  4. Bravo! Bravissimo! Will they build a rocket to Mars too?
  5. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) April 27 2021 20: 49
    Build a dozen of them in the area of ​​Kiev and Lvov - touch what, we need to clean less shit ...
  6. kartalovkolya Offline kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya April 28 2021 07: 51
    Not enough of this .... Chernobyl, so get a dozen "Fukushim"!
  7. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) April 28 2021 10: 49
    After the Czech Republic of the Russian Federation ... another business contract for a dozen billion canceled bucks !!! Or would Ukraine pay for a power plant for rubles?
    In terms of money, this is like minus 14 billion green. Those in the Russian Federation said that they REFUSE from them !!
    The pensioners in the Russian Federation remain here. You can save on them as much as you like. 14 scars.
    There are already 500+ in Estonia, but EURO. We consider the rate of 90 rubles per euro.
    Are there still mathematicians in the Russian Federation? Or has everyone faded to the States?
  8. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) April 28 2021 21: 26
    Has anyone in the world reacted to the threats that sounded from the telegram channel of the Zaporozhye NPP?

    ... Ukraine has weapons that the plant's employees are ready to use if Moscow tries to prevent Kiev from establishing constitutional order in the Donbass and Crimea. The authors of the post promised that Russia would pay a high price in this case.

    We can load all 13 VVER-1000 reactors with Westinghouse nuclear fuel, and we have heroes who will not shake hands to carry out the last order.

    And if they have more reactors? How Is Israel Escaping Iran's Nuclear Program?

    And here, under the guise of a reactor, they want to install an atomic charge and blackmail them all.
  9. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) April 28 2021 22: 00
    According to Zelensky, the country is determined to develop its own nuclear energy.

    I even have a rough idea of ​​how this "decisiveness" will be implemented ..

    A little dick on a piano ...

    PS For the clown has no other tools to translate his "decisive moods" into reality. request