On February 1, 2024, Oleh Korikov, Head of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine - Chief State Inspector for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Ukraine, paid a working visit to Rivne NPP.
Within the framework of the visit, Oleh Korikov took part in a meeting with the management of the nuclear power plant and with state inspectors of the Nuclear Safety Inspectorate at the RNPP, which, in particular, discussed the state of implementation of the Integrated (Сonsolidated) Program for Increasing the Level of the Safety of Power Units of Nuclear Power Plants, the prospects for the implementation of several new projects at the nuclear power plant and the importance of their full compliance with the requirements of Ukrainian legislation in the field of nuclear energy use.
During the meeting, attention was also paid to the readiness of the RNPP for the repair campaign, the issues of conducting state examinations, the introduction of Westinghouse nuclear fuel at power units with WWER-440 reactors, the approval of the design threat to nuclear installations, nuclear materials, radioactive waste, and other sources of ionizing radiation.
In addition, Oleh Korikov met with experts of the IAEA permanent monitoring mission at the RNPP site. He noted that the technical and advisory assistance provided by the Agency and international partners is important for Ukraine, and strengthens its capabilities to ensure nuclear and radiation safety.
“I want to thank the international nuclear community for being together with Ukraine in these difficult times. In my opinion, it is important not only to record the shelling carried out by the aggressor country and which poses a threat to peaceful nuclear facilities, not only to provide consultations and technical assistance, but also to study the unique experience of Ukrainian nuclear scientists who continue to operate nuclear facilities and carry out state regulation of nuclear and radiation safety in extremely difficult conditions of war”, said the Head of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine.