U.S. part of energy security strategy, Ukraine says

9 Sep 2017   Ukraine

Cooperation with the United States on energy security will help Ukrainian efforts to reduce its dependency on Russia, the envoy to the United States said. Valeriy Chaly, the Ukrainian envoy to the United States, said collaborative efforts with Holtec International, which has headquarters in New Jersey, on nuclear storage objectives were “extremely important” to energy security. Holtec in August secured approval from the Ukrainian government to start construction on a fuel storage facility at Ukraine’s Chernobyl facility, which suffered a catastrophic accident in 1986. Since then, the plant’s remaining reactors have been in a phased decommissioning process. “The implementation of [the Holtec] project will dramatically reduce our dependence on Russia’s interim spent nuclear fuel storing services and […]

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