Ahead of 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster the EU steps up its contribution to nuclear safety
EU News 143/2016
Brussels, 26 April 2016
Today the European Commission pledged around €20 million to the Nuclear Safety Account fund as part of the €45 million expected from the G7 and the European Commission in addition to the existing support.
This fund supports in particular the safe decommissioning of units 1 to 3 of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
The Nuclear Safety Account, managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), funds the construction of a storage facility for spent nuclear fuel from the operation of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
The Fund was set up in 1993 to finance nuclear safety projects in Central and Eastern Europe. Today it provides funds for the decommissioning of the three remaining Chornobyl units, the last of which was shut down in 2000. 29 countries and the European Commission contribute to the Nuclear Safety Account.
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