Company JAVYS, a. s., completed new facilities for disposal of very low-level and low-level waste from the V1 NPP decommissioning at National Radwaste Repository (NRR) in Mochovce.

Implementation of the C9.4 project lasted from the 5th of January 2016 to the 26th of April 2019 and included construction of:

  • Disposal facility for very low-level waste (VLLW), 2nd stage, the construction of which was in progress from the 13th of September 2016 to the 4th of October 2017  
  • And disposal facility for low-level waste – 3rd double-row (LLW), the construction of which lasted from the 6th of March 2017 to the 16th of November 2018. 

On the 11th of April 2019 the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (NRA SR) issued a decision, which became the basis for permit allowing the implementation of change in the nuclear facility of NRR in the scope of putting the 3rd double-row into operation (LLW repository). This became effective on the 12th of April 2019. On the 15th of April 2019 the final inspection decision was issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic – Disposal Facility for LLW (construction of the 3rd double-row), which became effective on the 3rd of May 2019.

No accident at work has been reported during the construction.

The National Radioactive Waste Repository is a multi-barrier surface type disposal facility, the purpose of which is the disposal of solid and solidified low-level RAW from the operation and decommissioning of NPPs, or from research institutes, laboratories and hospitals, from all over the Slovak Republic.

The disposal facility is a system consisting of disposal boxes, arranged in rows and double-rows. Double-rows are covered by a steel hall. Ninety (90) fibre-concrete containers, each measuring 1.7 × 1.7 × 1.7 m with a wall 0.1m thick can fit into one disposal box. From the beginning of its operation by the 31st of December 2018, 5,474 fibre-concrete containers with RAW have been disposed of at the National Radwaste Repository. 

Mgr. Miriam Žiaková

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