The reason for launching of the process is expiration of the design operation life-time of ZNPP Unit 3 on 05.03.2017 and, in this relation, development of the Periodic Safety Review Report for the power unit – main document, based on which the State Nuclear Regulation Inspection of Ukraine (SNRIU) will make a decision about the possibility to extend the operation life-time of the power unit.
At the beginning of the hearing the floor was given to Mr. Mykhailo Chorny, the Acting Village Head, who announced the meeting theme to the public.
After this, Zaporizhzhya NPP specialists made presentations about the safety review materials for ZNPP unit 3 lifetime extension. Also, a report was made by Vasily Lylak, ZNPP Chief Specialist on Reconstruction and Lifetime Extension of the Power Units – Head of ZNPP Service for Reliability, Resource and Modernization Management. Serhii Sukhochev, Deputy Head on Modifications and Reconstruction of ZNPP Radiation Safety Department spoke about radiation monitoring at the plant in general and about radiation monitoring posts in the sanitary protection and monitoring areas around SE ZNPP; he also demonstrated radiation monitoring activities shown online on SE ZNPP web site focusing at safety and absence of ZNPP radiation impact.
Jointly, SE ZNPP representatives explained technical and economic expediency of lifetime extensions of ZNPP power units and talked about world experience in the area and about activities conducted in the frames of lifetime extension for ZNPP unit 3.
Further, public hearing in Novovodyane continued in “question-answer” format. Village public that came to the hearing thanked ZNPP specialists for their detailed description of the NPP activities and shared common concerns of their village. The talk was about electricity tariffs; the wish to have more privileges from the status of monitoring area inhabitants, about impacts of different production industries on environment and people.
ZNPP specialists in the frames of their competencies proposed different variants to resolve the mentioned issues.