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Forecasts on the atomic tragedy in Ukraine

ТЕМЫ: Energy

Sergey Kondratiev, Deputy Head of the Economic Department of the Institute for Energy and Finance, commented to Pravda.Ru on the statement of the Ukrainian General Gennady Moskal about the impending atomic tragedy in the country.

The safety situation at Ukrainian nuclear power plants is expected to worsen. Sergey Kondratiev, a senior expert at the Institute for Energy and Finance noted, commenting on the statement by Ukrainian General Gennady Moskal about the impending atomic tragedy in the country.


The interlocutor of the publication stressed that in the reports submitted to the IAEA, there is no information about serious failures at Ukrainian nuclear power plants, which could be qualified according to the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES). This situation, he said, has been observed for several years.

“At the same time, in recent years, we have seen quite often an unscheduled shutdown of reactors. Similar cases were at the Rivne and Khmelnytsky nuclear power plants. The program of repairs and financing of Energoatom was significantly reduced. And in this regard, it is really worth expecting that the safety situation at Ukrainian nuclear power plants may worsen. There is no need to consider an apocalypse, but everything is pretty serious," Kondratiev said.

The expert believes that Ukraine should carry out a comprehensive modernization of the nuclear industry to eliminate systemic shortcomings.

Earlier, the Ukrainian general Gennady Moskal said that the country's nuclear energy was in danger.

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