“Chernobyl’s exclusion zone is open for the construction of solar stations.” This announcement was given by Ukraine’s Minister of Ecology, Ostap Semerak on the occasion of the presentation of the results of a feasibility study conducted for the giant solar park that is being planned for the area of the well-known nuclear desaster, according to a press release from the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy.
The report, which was conducted by French engineering services provider Tractebel Engineering S.A., a unit of France-based energy giant Engie, on behalf of the Ukrainian government, concludes that the ambitious project is doable, despite the still high levels of radioactive contamination of the area.
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Author: Emiliano Bellini
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