A delegation from the United States' Nuclear Regulatory Commission led by the commission's head Jeffrey Merryflied visited the Chornobyl nuclear power plant on Thursday.

According to information from the press service of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the delegation is in Ukraine to evaluate the implementation of a technical cooperation program under the 1993 Ukrainian-American agreement on raising the operational safety of Ukrainian nuclear facilities, reducing their levels of risk, and strengthening their regulation.

The delegation inspected work on the new facility for storage of nuclear waste at the plant and the state of the shelter over the plant's destroyed fourth reactor.

The delegation met with Ukraine's First Deputy Emergency Situations Minister Tetiana Amosova and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's Director Igor Hramotkin.

Mrs. Amosova informed the delegation about the tasks of her ministry, focusing attention on solution of problems connected with the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and the exclusion zone surrounding it as well as ways of accelerating the relevant international projects.

Possible areas of cooperation with the United States were also considered.


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