Press releases

€550 million new contributions to international Chernobyl projects

Date: 19 April 2011
International community pledges extra funds for New Safe Confinement and Spent Fuel Storage Facility. EBRD announces additional €120 million contribution

NOVARKA and Chernobyl Project Management Unit confirm cost and time schedule for Chernobyl New Safe Confinement

Date: 8 April 2011
Assembly of new structure to be finalised in mid-2015

Пресс-брифинг МЧС Украины и ЕБРР

Глава Государственного агентства Украины по управлению зоной отчуждения Владимир Холоша, Вице-Президент ЕБРР Хорст Райхенбах и Директор Департамента Ядерной Безопасности ЕБРР Винс Новак проведут пресс-брифинг, посвященный состоянию реализации международных проектов на Чернобыльской АЭС.

New website launched

The new website which provides comprehensive information about the international efforts to transform Chernobyl into an environmentally safe site has been launched.

The website provides an overview of the activities in Chernobyl since the 1986 accident and an outlook on works that remain to be done. It demonstrates the work of the Government of Ukraine and the international donor community in the 25 years since the accident.

EBRD and Ukraine sign Chernobyl Grant Agreement.

Bank contributes €135 million to international support effort . The EBRD, the Government of Ukraine and the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant have signed a grant agreement under which the Bank will rovide €135 million from its own resources to the international efforts to transform the plant into a safe and secure site. Almost 23 years ago Chernobyl was the scene of the worst nuclear accident in history, when reactor 4 exploded in the early hours of 26 April 1986.

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The EBRD acts as administrator of and a contributor to the Chernobyl Shelter Fund, which was established in December 1997 by the G7 and other contributing countries to help Ukraine transform the existing Chernobyl Shelter into a safe and environmentally stable system under the Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Plan (SIP).