Speaker: Olena Pareniuk : Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Ukraine is the European country with a strong nuclear industry. It has 15 units on 4 commercial nuclear power plants, uranium mining and processing industry, nuclear research facilities and, of course, Chornobyl NPP, surrounded by the exclusion zone. On February, 24th Russia started a full-scale invasion on the territory of Ukraine, using the exclusion zone as one of the penetration points, completely ignoring all radiation safety measures. On March, 4th Russian troops used tanks to shoot the 1st unit of Zaporizhzhya NPP, operating commercial NPP, the biggest in Europe. In the proposed lecture will be given a short outline of the events in the nuclear industry in Ukraine, with the respect of the ongoing russian aggression.