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Regular meeting of International Atomic Energy Agency starts at Yuzhnoukrainsk Powerplant
Mar 31 2009, 13:29

YUZHNOUKRAINSK, MARCH, 31st, 2009, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE – Regular meeting of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) started at Yuzhnoukrainsk Powerplant, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

PR department of Yuzhnoukrainsk Power Plant informed the agency about it today, 31 March.

The visit of the international experts has two aims – carrying out the OSART postmission checking exploitation safety at power unit No 3 and expert evaluation of the realization of the recommendations given by the OSART missions at other Ukrainian power plants.

The IAEA team will be working at the enterprise for two weeks – through 30 March – 10 April. The commission has in its staff experienced experts from Japan, France, Lithuania, and Italy. Their coordinator is Yuriy Martynenko, Head of their team.

The mission is held under the three-party agreement of Ukraine with the Eurocomission and IAEA, in compliance with it all Ukrainian power plants are to be examined for exploitation security.

The OSART postmission is and obligatory procedure, being done at all power stations, that passed the safety examination. In the course of the postmission it will be found out whether the recommendations of the eurocommisssion given after the primary commission are being fulfilled. YU PP specialists stressed not only obligatory recommendations were being fulfilled but all the suggestions expressed by the IAEA experts in 2006. Thus the personnel means to use completely the advice given by the best world experts.

INFORMATION: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. Though established independently of the United Nations under its own international treaty (the IAEA Statute), the IAEA reports to both the General Assembly and the Security Council. The IAEA has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Two «Regional Safeguards Offices» are located in Toronto, Canada; and Tokyo, Japan. The IAEA has two liaison offices, located in New York, USA; and Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, it has laboratories in Seibersdorf and Vienna, Austria; Monaco; and Trieste, Italy. It was established as an autonomous organization 29 July 1957. In 1953, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower envisioned the creation of this international body to control and develop the use of atomic energy, in his «Atoms for Peace» speech before the UN General Assembly. The organization and its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize announced on 7 October 2005.

South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant is the Nuclear power station South Ukraine is a nuclear power station in Ukraine. It is located near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk in a town of Kostiantynivka of the Mykolaiv Oblast (province), approximately 350 kilometers (over 200 miles) south of the capital Kiev. This nuclear power station has three reactors and a net achievement of 2,850 megawatts (MW). It is at present the second largest of the five nuclear power stations in the country.

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