On July 29, the Vilcha - Yaniv railway was launched. It connects the Centralized Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (CSFSF) with the railway network of Ukraine, the press service reports.
The Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko noted that this project concerns not only infrastructure and energy.
“This is about real independence, this is about geopolitics. We will indeed save about $200 million annually, which was spent on the export of spent nuclear fuel to Russia,” he said.
He emphasizes that the Centralized Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, built in cooperation with the American company Holtec International, will soon be commissioned.
The railway line from Vilcha station to Yaniv station with a length of 43 km connects the Centralized Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) with the railway of Ukraine.
Spent fuel will be delivered to the CSFSF from three nuclear power plants – Rivne, Khmelnytskyi and Yuzhno-Ukrainsk. It will persist there for the next 100 years.
The project cost is UAH 336.6 million.