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27.04.2016 15:11
Ukraine Marked the 30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster
In the presence of Petro Poroshenko, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ostap Semerak, Director of the State Specialized Enterprise Chornobyl NPP Ihor Hramtokin and President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti signed the Third Amendment to the Grant Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and State Specialized Enterprise Chornobyl NPP as Recipient and EBRD
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“We are deeply grateful to the international community, especially the EBRD, Japan as a G7 Presidency, to the United States and other G7 countries, as well as to the European Union, for your valuable and timely help. This is an important act of solidarity with Ukraine, which inspires confidence that jointly we will overcome the consequences of the Chornobyl disaster, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on April 26.

In the presence of Petro Poroshenko, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ostap Semerak, Director of the State Specialized Enterprise Chornobyl NPP Ihor Hramtokin and President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti signed the Third Amendment to the Grant Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and State Specialized Enterprise Chornobyl NPP as Recipient and EBRD.

“This is a right investment in a right case – making our world a safer place,” the Head of State noted, as reported by the official website of the Ukrainian Presidency.

The European Commission has announced it will support the fund for Chernobyl NPP with EUR 45 m.

Because of the incident which occurred in the early hours of April 26, 1986, 31 cleanup workers died and thousands more deaths have since been linked to the catastrophy. Following a steam explosion at Chernobyl NPP’s reactor 4 radiation poured unhindered from it for 10 days. More than 250,000 people had to be displaced. A 30-km exclusion zone still surrounds the reactor, BBC reported.


TAGS: Ukraine | Chernobyl | commemoration | nuclear power | safety | energy 


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