The EBRD plays a leading role in efforts to improve nuclear safety.
We administer funds to make the Chernobyl site safe and secure and support the decommissioning of first-generation Soviet-designed nuclear power plants in eastern Europe. We also help address the environmental legacy of the Soviet-era nuclear-powered fleet in north-western Russia and carry out other nuclear safety work in our region.
6 nuclear safety funds managed on behalf of more than
The New Safe Confinement structure at Chernobyl will cost
€700 million from EBRD shareholders for Chernobyl projects
€53 million NDEP grant to decommission the Lepse
UKRAINEMAKING CHERNOBYL SAFERead more
Construction of the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement (NSC) reached a major milestone when the two halves of the arch-shaped steel structure were lifted and joined together. When completed in late 2017 the NSC will cover the destroyed reactor.
RUSSIADECOMMISSIONING THE LEPSERead more
The service ship, Lepse, contains spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste and poses a significant environmental threat to north-western Russia and the surrounding area. We are playing a key role in efforts to dismantle the vessel and safely dispose of its cargo.