Thirty years after the biggest nuclear disaster at Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine is still seriously dependent on nuclear energy. It is high time for Ukraine to take the path of nuclear phase-out.
Meanwhile, nuclear risks are rising with nuclear reactors ageing, a military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, and an unsolved problem of spent nuclear fuel. At the same time, energy consumption has stagnated and alternative technologies boosted.
Where, which type and why Ukraine uses nuclear in 2016
Following the Chernobyl tragedy in April 1986, the disastrous consequences of “peaceful atom” became evident and acknowledged by Ukraine as well as many other countries …read more
Source: Heinrich Boell Foundation