Ukraine allowed the shipments of modernized nuclear fuel made by US-based company Westinghouse to nuclear power plants of the country, first deputy chairman of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, Mikhail Gashev said.
According to ITAR-TASS, the official signed three key documents on September 17: the positive expertise on modernized fuel made by Westinghouse, expert conclusion and permission to import Westinghouse's modernized fuel to Ukraine.
According to experts' estimates, the use of US-made fuel at Ukrainian nuclear power plants that were built on the Soviet model, may lead to nuclear accidents.
Russian nuclear scientists warn that the use of US-made fuel blocks at Ukrainian nuclear power plants may lead to new "Chernobyls."
"Replacing Russian nuclear fuel with American fuel is an explosive idea of Ukraine's leadership. Europe may face three new Chernobyl disasters," Professor at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after Lomonosov, Vladimir Kuznetsov said.