The first waste canister of spent nuclear fuel was loaded into the Interim Storage Facilty 2 (ISF-2) at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant today. This important milestone represents the culmination of more than 20 years of work at the site. The facility is funded by an EBRD-managed international donor fund, the Nuclear Safety Account. The first loaded double-walled canister contains a total of 93 spent fuel assemblies that have been removed from the site’s ageing storage facility, processed and packaged in the new ISF-2 facility. In total, more than 21,000 spent fuel assemblies from Chernobyl reactors 1, 2 and 3 will make this journey over the next eight or more years. The ISF-2 is the largest dry spent fuel storage facility in the world and has a lifespan of a minimum of 100 years.
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