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The first canister of used nuclear fuel was yesterday loaded into the Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) at the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine. ISF-2 is the largest dry-type used fuel storage facility in the world and has an operating life of at least 100 years.

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-assemblies-loaded-into-new-Chernobyl-used-fu

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has provided Belarus with a mobile laboratory for assessing radiological threats associated with forest fires in the Polessie State Radio-Ecological Reserve, adjacent to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Recent fires in the exclusion zone did not lead to a hazardous increase in air-borne radioactive particles.

Date: Friday, 29 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-equips-Belarus-with-mobile-radiation-monitori

The recent fires in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have not led to a hazardous increase in air-borne radioactive particles, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 24 April. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) has regularly provided information on the fires through the IAEA's Unified System for Information Exchange in Incidents and Emergencies (USIE).

Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Chernobyl-forest-fires-pose-no-health-risk-says-IA

Russia's readiness to replace the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) its workers dropped during installation work in August at unit 1 of Belarus' first nuclear power plant, reflects the fact this is a public acceptance matter rather than a technological concern, Rosatom director general Sergey Kirienko said yesterday. Kirienko spoke to reporters during the International Atomic Energy Agency's 60th General Conference being held this week in Vienna.

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Belarus-RPV-change-is-public-acceptance-matter,-sa