The FINANCIAL — The EU and Ukraine have completed a project aimed at improving the infrastructure for radioactive waste management within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, handing over both mobile and centralised laboratories for the measurement and characterisation of radioactive waste materials, at a ceremony on 1 July.
The Mobile Laboratory will be used by Ukraine’s “Central Radioactive Waste Management Enterprise” mainly for the identification, characterisation and measurement of wastes, stored at temporary sites around the Exclusion Zone.
The project also provides Ukraine’s “Ecocenter” with state of the art equipment located in a Central Analytical Laboratory, in the city of Chernobyl. The laboratory will facilitate characterisation of radioactive waste materials, prior to processing, long-term storage and eventual disposal, in line with international best practice, Ukrainian regulations and IAEA recommendations.
The project cost more than €6 million and took just two and a half years to complete, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.