Exercising the rights of citizens and their associations to participate in the consideration of issues and decisions related to the use of nuclear energy, based on the principles of openness and accessibility of information on the activities of Zaporozhye NPP, in August 30, 2017 the District Council of Velikaya Belozerka, together with SE “Zaporozhye NPP”, SE NNEGC “Energoatom” will hold the meeting of Zaporozhye NPP specialists with the public of Velikaya Belozerka village in the format of public hearings to consider materials on safety justification for Zaporozhye NPP Unit 3 lifetime extension.
The reason for meetings with the public is the completion of the design lifetime of ZNPP Unit 3 – 05/03/2017, and, in this connection, the development of the Report on power unit safety periodic reassessment - the main document on the basis of which the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine will take a decision on the possibility of extending the power unit lifetime.
The National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” has handed in an application and a set of documents for making changes to the license of EO No.000196 series for the right to implement the activities at the life cycle stage “operation of SE “Zaporozhye NPP” nuclear facility” due to the completion of the design lifetime of Zaporozhye NPP Unit 3.
The tendency to extend the lifetime of the power units has been accepted in many countries that operate nuclear power plants; the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, the United States, France has already got their practical experience. Ukraine is also included in this list. At the moment, six national power units are being operated with their extended design lifetime.
In 2016, Zaporozhye NPP entered a new stage of development for itself, but the long-awaited one - the first two power units of Zaporozhye NPP with V-320 reactor plant are successfully being operated with their extended design lifetime. In September 13, 2016, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine decided to extend the lifetime of ZNPP Unit 1 until December 23, 2025, and in October 3, 2016 the decision was made to extend the lifetime of ZNPP Unit 2 until February 19, 2026. New modern equipment has been installed, innovative systems have been introduced, and large-scale reconstruction and modernization have been carried out on the units. All the mentioned things are a guarantee of reliable and safe operation.
The meeting of Zaporozhye NPP specialists with the public of Velikaya Belozerka village in the format of public hearings will be held in August 30, 2017 at 10:00 in the events hall of the District Council of Velikaya Belozerka at the address: Velikaya Belozerka, Centralnaya Street, 120.
Information assurance and meeting support will be provided by ZNPP specialists. The event program will correspond to the format of public hearings and it provides for:
- presentation of the materials on safety justification for Zaporozhye NPP Unit 3 lifetime extension;
- answers to the questions and comments of the hearings participants;
- collection of the proposals, questions and comments to be received during the meeting.
Regarding the hearings issues (or the meeting to be held in the format of public hearings), please call (06139) 62127, 62181, ZNPP Information Center of Public and Mass Media Relations.