Consortium tapped to optimize radioactive waste management in Chernobyl exclusion zone

The abandoned city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine, which is within the 30 km Chernobyl exclusion zone. The Support to Radioactive Waste Management in Ukraine projects aims to optimize radioactive waste management in the zone. Photo by: Scott Merrill / CC BY-SA

A consortium led by Germany-based strategic consulting company Plejades GmbH – Independent Experts has won a three-year service contract from EuropeAid. Valued at 3.9 million euros ($5.2 million), the contract aims to make radioactive waste management in Ukraine safer and more cost-effective.

EuropeAid’s Support to Radioactive Waste Management in Ukraine is a project under the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation program, a thematic initiative to promote a higher level of safety and protection when handling nuclear materials. The instrument has been renewed for the 2014-2020 period, and has been given a budget of 620 million euros.

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