Today in Kyiv hosts donor conference, which involves the gathering of 740 million euros ($ 1 billion) to finance the construction of a new nakrytstsya destroyed in the 1986 Chernobyl reactor and other measures for radiation protection around this the wrong station.
Speaking at the conference, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso promised 110 million euros from Brussels coffers for these projects.
"It's been twenty-five years of the accident, but its effects are felt on the local population — among which thousands of people have been affected by radiation — yes the environment. Events at Fukushima in Japan also remind us of the dangers posed to a this issue, so i think that today we again reaffirm our solidarity "- Barroso said in Kiev.
To still The European Commission has allocated to the various safety measures associated with the decommissioning of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, 470 million euros. The last operating reactor at Chernobyl was terminated in December 2000.
The conference, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, was attended by representatives of the major industrialized nations of the world (G-8) and the EU member states.
Money is going to build a special nakrytstsya — convex hull of a height of 100 meters — the upcoming "slid" on top of the destroyed reactor to completely block the radiation from its depths. Now the reactor is covered with "sarcophagus" that was hastily built after the accident. "Sarcophagus" to be disassembled prior to installation of the new shell. It is assumed that the new nakrytstse destroyed reactor in Chernobyl, scheduled for completion in 2015, will remove the Chernobyl issue with the international agenda until at least the end of this century.
Part of the money donated will be used to build a storage facility for spent nuclear fuel near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
According to news agency Reuters, donor conference in Kiev, which is dedicated to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, and can not collect the required billion. An unnamed official from the European Commission told the news agency that the organizers of the conference will consider his success, when participants will promise at least 500 million euros (720 million dollars).