EU steps up its contribution to nuclear safety in Chernobyl with €70 million
EU News 116/2015
Brussels, 27 April 2015
Today, the European Commission will step up its contribution with €70 million to ensure the complete return to a safe environment at the Chernobyl site (Ukraine).
The €70 million pledge, announced at the EU-Ukraine Summit, amounts to some €360 million provided already for the completion of a number of projects, including the New Safe Confinement being built to enclose the existing 'sarcophagus' and reactor 4 destroyed during the 1986 accident.
Source and additional information:
EU-Ukraine Summit. From left to right: Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Mr Petro POROSHENKO, President of Ukraine; Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission. Shoot location: Kiev - UKRAINE Shoot date: 27/04/2015 URL