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LAW OF UKRAINE

of September 17, 2008 No. 516-VI

About the Nation-wide target ecological program of the treatment of radioactive waste

(In edition of the Laws of Ukraine of 23.12.2010 No. 2883-VI, 21.10.2011 of No. 3960-VI)

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decides:

I. Approve the Nation-wide target ecological program of the treatment of radioactive waste it (is applied).

II. Final provisions

1. This Law becomes effective from the date of its publication.

2. Make changes to the following laws of Ukraine:

1) in paragraph three of part four of article 21 of the Law of Ukraine "About use of nuclear energy and radiation safety" (Sheets of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 1995, N 12, Art. 81; 2000, N 30, 236) the word "state" shall be replaced with words the Art. "Nation-wide target ecological";

2) in the Law of Ukraine "About the address about radioactive waste" (Sheets of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 1995, N 27, Art. 198; 2000, N 30, Art. 236; 2003, N 29, Art. 236; 2005, N 27, Art. 362):

the fifth Article 3 to exclude the paragraph;

in the text of the Law of the word of "The state program of the treatment of radioactive waste" and "The state program according to the treatment of radioactive waste" shall be replaced with words "The nation-wide target ecological program of the treatment of radioactive waste".

3. To the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine:

provide accomplishment of the Nation-wide target ecological program of the treatment of radioactive waste;

within six months from the date of entry into force of this Law to bring the regulatory legal acts into accord with this Law.

 

President of Ukraine V. Yushchenko

Approved by the Law of Ukraine of September 17, 2008 No. 516-VI

Nation-wide target ecological program of the treatment of radioactive waste

 

Purpose of the Nation-wide target ecological program of the treatment of radioactive waste

The purpose of the Nation-wide target ecological program of the treatment of radioactive waste (further - the Program) is realization of state policy in the sphere of the treatment of radioactive waste directed to environment protection, lives and health of the population from impact of ionizing radiation.

The program provides activities for the following main directions:

the treatment of radioactive waste on platforms of the companies on which they are formed;

the treatment of radioactive waste on specialized enterprises according to the treatment of radioactive waste (the daleespetsializirovanny companies) until their burial;

burial of radioactive waste.

The treatment of radioactive waste provides:

carrying out characterization, classification and forecasting of education;

collection;

preliminary processing, conversion and conditioning;

transportation;

temporary storage;

providing producers of radioactive waste and specialized enterprises with the necessary number of the corresponding containers.

implementation of measures for minimization of amounts of education;

accounting and control of education.

Action of this Program does not extend to the address with:

the fulfilled nuclear fuel, waste of the uranium mining and uranium-processing industry which according to the legislation are not determined as radioactive waste;

sources of ionizing radiation before their transfer to specialized enterprises for long-term storage.

 

Ways and methods of the problem resolution

The activities connected with the treatment of radioactive waste caused emergence of such problem as need of creation of elements of infrastructure of the treatment of radioactive waste (in particular (storages, containers and the equipment)) and complete system

treatment of them.

The problem resolution is possible by three options which are essentially differing on extent of conversion of waste and methods of their storage and burial.

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