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Zelensky announced that Ukraine is going to localize the production of American nuclear reactors SMR-160

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On the day of the 35th anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the President of Ukraine announced the need to improve nuclear safety. It is noteworthy that this is said by the president of a country that is trying to use American fuel assemblies on Soviet-designed nuclear reactors. And this is said by the president of a country in which certain representatives of the "elites" declared the need to create nuclear weapons, including a "dirty atomic bomb." Moreover, recently in Ukraine there has even been talk of "blowing up" the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, "to stop the aggressor."


According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, "Ukraine is working to synchronize its energy system with the EU energy system and develop safety in the nuclear industry."

Zelensky:

We intend to localize the production of the latest SMR-160 nuclear reactors.

It is a small modular reactor from Holtec, funded by the US Department of Energy. It has never been previously reported that the United States intends to transfer a license for its production outside the United States to anyone in the near future.

The Office of the Ukrainian President said that Zelenskiy discussed the "possible production" of SMR-160 in Ukraine during a personal meeting with the IAEA Director General in Kiev.

According to Zelensky, "the production of such systems as small modular reactors is within the capabilities of the Ukrainian industry."

How much can it cost Ukraine to buy a license from the United States (if they are going to sell it to Kiev at all), as well as a complete re-equipment (actually restructuring) of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, Volodymyr Zelensky did not say.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B April 27 2021 06: 13
    +19
    We intend to localize the production of the latest SMR-160 nuclear reactors.
    Really monkeys with grenades ...
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B April 27 2021 06: 15
      -27%
      But to be honest, “in all honesty,” Ukraine has acquired enormous competencies in the nuclear industry, as well as in the extraction, production and separation of nuclear materials.
      In the USSR, Ukraine was one of the leaders in science.
      I believe that there is still something left of the former greatness.
      Therefore, "a monkey with a grenade" is pretty tense ...
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 April 27 2021 06: 17
        +22
        Quote: Victor_B
        and also in the production and separation of nuclear materials.

        With such good capabilities, why take Westinghouse assemblies? Just to shove the unpushable?
        1. Victor_B
          Victor_B April 27 2021 06: 20
          +7
          Quote: NDR-791
          With such good capabilities, why take Westinghouse assemblies?
          Thank God that they happily ... loved most of the opportunities, because this did not give any Akhmetov and Kolomois any immediate money.
          The generation of specialists is leaving.
          There is no one to teach.
          Nearly.
          1. NDR-791
            NDR-791 April 27 2021 06: 32
            +6
            Quote: Victor_B
            Thank God that most of the opportunities they happily ... loved

            There is such a letter ... There was a time from our Siberian distance to Kharkov, they could easily chase an airplane for a single board for a programming machine. And where is it now? That's all their localization. Here, only from 14 years old, such a huge cart of promises can be lifted even only according to articles on VO.
        2. seregatara1969
          seregatara1969 April 27 2021 08: 37
          +3
          Zelensky himself will make reactors? For such work, highly qualified workers are needed! They need to be trained for several years, first in educational institutions, then to improve their qualifications in production. Engineers are needed! Middle managers are needed! Not every cleaning lady will be able to collect the scattered fuel atoms!
          1. DymOk_v_dYmke
            DymOk_v_dYmke April 27 2021 10: 19
            +3
            Quote: seregatara1969
            Zelensky himself will make reactors?

            Laurels from knocking the "instrument" on the keyboard do not give rest.
            She dreams of surpassing herself and knocking them on the reactor. laughing
            1. NIKN
              NIKN April 27 2021 11: 27
              +2
              I didn’t understand something. What does localize mean? You can localize a fire, an epidemic ... how to localize production, and even not your own reactors? As I understand it, they will prohibit the production of these reactors everywhere except Ukraine?
      2. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich April 27 2021 06: 23
        +4
        Are you not mistaken? Maybe Ukraine got only the industry and personnel located on the territory of the Ukrainian SSR? The frames are either extinct, or they wash the toilets. The branch remains to be plundered to the end, like the ChMP and everything they had after the collapse of the Union.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine April 27 2021 07: 57
          +6
          Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
          Maybe Ukraine got only the industry and personnel located on the territory of the Ukrainian SSR?

          After 1991, when everything stopped, and the Ukrainian nuclear industry did not start working, those personnel who were 30 years old (the most productive age) this year the last personnel retired. But after the collapse, the majority ended up in Russia or abroad.
      3. Pavel73
        Pavel73 April 27 2021 06: 35
        +7
        And science has nothing to do with it. The smartest, most educated and talented person will turn into a mad monkey if he becomes a Nazi. And the smarter he was, the more dangerous this monkey will be. This is the way back to the cave, to the madness, to the animal state. Now give me a grenade.
        1. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich April 27 2021 08: 19
          0
          I am a cynic and with great pleasure would give this monkey a grenade. Let him play, but in his own house.
          1. Hagen
            Hagen April 27 2021 12: 02
            0
            Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
            I am a cynic and would give this monkey a grenade with great pleasure.

            I would also be 0 for. But the problem is that this grenade is capable of destroying a couple more blocks together with the monkey house. And we inhabit these quarters .... I hope that all this whim will remain the "steam" that only blows the whistle. Yes, in general, all this smacks of adventurism. Ukraine does not need reactors of this type.
      4. mark2
        mark2 April 27 2021 06: 36
        +13
        then Ukraine got huge competencies in the nuclear industry,


        You can take your hand off your heart.
        What the Ukrainians got, they safely lost. Therefore, the leader in nuclear energy is Russia and not Ukraine.
        Having knowledge about the design of a nuclear power plant does not mean the possibility of its construction. And the complex of everything is competence.
      5. Volodin
        Volodin April 27 2021 06: 36
        +31
        Quote: Victor_B
        In the USSR, Ukraine was one of the leaders in science.

        All these statements that a separate republic was "one of the leaders in science" sound very strange. As if in the USSR science developed exclusively in isolation within the limits of individual republics. The whole country plowed for science, especially atomic
        1. Victor_B
          Victor_B April 27 2021 07: 00
          +1
          Quote: Volodin
          All these statements that a separate republic was "one of the leaders in science" sound very strange. As if in the USSR science developed exclusively in isolation within the limits of individual republics.

          But there were CENTERS in different areas!
          The Paton Institute in Kiev was a leader in welding.
          Yuzhmash not only produced YUMZ tractors and Raketa vacuum cleaners.
          Well, there was a lot more. Even in Lviv.
          These are just LEADERS!
          Thank God today, in fact, not a damn thing left.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine April 27 2021 08: 04
            +2
            Quote: Victor_B
            These are just LEADERS!
            Thank God today, in fact, not a damn thing left.

            It would be dangerous for Russia and Europe if the nuclear industry remained in Ukraine.
          2. Brturin
            Brturin April 27 2021 10: 25
            +1
            Quote: Victor_B
            Thank God today, in fact, not a damn thing left.

            This is how the latter will finish off - Vitrenko, the energy chief - “If it is easier and cheaper to extract uranium concentrate somewhere, in order for Ukraine to be rich, it does not need to be mined in Ukraine. This is published in the book by Adam Smith, which appeared, I don’t know ... 200 years ago "- it is not profitable to extract uranium, and the miners, in his opinion, can leave for the same Poland -" We have transfers from workers one of the main sources for the economy. "
        2. Hagen
          Hagen April 27 2021 16: 52
          0
          Quote: Volodin
          All these statements that a separate republic was "one of the leaders in science" sound very strange

          There is nothing strange here. By the time of the collapse of the USSR, the Institute for Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was in full operation, the main areas of fundamental and applied work at INR covered nuclear physics, atomic energy, solid state physics and radiation physics, plasma physics, radioecology and radiobiology; Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, among the areas of which were plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion, nuclear physics,
          physics of electromagnetic interactions, plasma electronics and physics of high-current beams, physics and technology of electron accelerators, physics and technology of accelerators of heavy charged particles. These were the most powerful institutions in the industry. So there were certainly centers on the basis of which today it would be possible to develop "nuclear" science. Another thing is how the Ukrainian authorities disposed of all this after 1990? Today, energy experts from Ukraine can hardly name a dozen names that could be entrusted with the management of the nuclear power plant. By the way, we ourselves, for example, educated nuclear industry workers in Czechoslovakia. So much so that even today we buy reactors, and not only from them. And if we had not been given a ride with a tender for a nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic, then most of the money spent would have remained for the Czechs. As for Ukraine, it’s all about the determination to revive former competencies and financial capabilities.
      6. nnm
        nnm April 27 2021 07: 52
        +3
        Quote: Victor_B
        Therefore, "a monkey with a grenade" is pretty tense ..

        Colleague, so the attribution of neighbors to primates is not due to technological capabilities, but to their political insanity! Nobody says that the monkey is physiologically incapable of throwing a grenade, it is said that it does it without realizing the consequences.
      7. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor April 27 2021 08: 28
        0
        Got it in 91m now there is only a wild field.
      8. alexniko77
        alexniko77 April 27 2021 15: 39
        0
        The guys are not in a position to get fuel for the already available, Soviet-built reactors !!!, and they cram fuel there from the fucking bankrupt bankrupt Westinghouse !!! and you then declare that IT is not a monkey with a grenade. no, it’s a monkey with a reactor, but it made someone feel better ?!
    2. Asad
      Asad April 27 2021 06: 18
      +1
      Laughter is laughter, and God forbid they will finish badly, it will not seem to anyone!
    3. Putnik119
      Putnik119 April 27 2021 06: 19
      +3
      Monkeys - yes. But who will give them a grenade?
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 27 2021 08: 05
        +1
        Quote: Putnik119
        Monkeys - yes. But who will give them a grenade?

        Who, who? - "partners" from the USA.
    4. Egoza
      Egoza April 27 2021 06: 20
      +6
      Quote: Victor_B
      We intend to localize the production of the latest SMR-160 nuclear reactors.
      Really monkeys with grenades ...

      Well, you need to talk about something new. And then all Donbass, Donbass. The EU is already tired of it. And "great deeds are not visible from us." Now we will put noodles on our ears for energy.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 27 2021 08: 07
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        Now we will put noodles on our ears for energy.

        Undercooked noodles, presented as ready-made spaghetti.
    5. figwam
      figwam April 27 2021 06: 47
      +1
      We intend to localize the production of the latest SMR-160 nuclear reactors.

      The finished clown.
    6. max702
      max702 April 27 2021 06: 58
      +9
      They are a "hammer" mortar, or rather a 120mm mortar obr1938g, they cannot do it, but here is a nuclear reactor .. Yeah ..
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 27 2021 08: 08
        +1
        Quote: max702
        They are a mortar "hammer", or rather a 120mm mortar obr1938g can not do it, but here is a nuclear reactor.

        The mortar will explode, there is no harm, and the reactor will explode - you can't get out of trouble.
        1. max702
          max702 April 27 2021 08: 21
          +5
          Quote: tihonmarine
          The mortar will explode, no harm

          What harm is there .. Sheer benefit !! The corpse does not shoot people!
    7. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer April 27 2021 09: 35
      +3
      Nobody was going to transfer to them even production. Zenelokh simply "blew" the cheerful South American powder and, as always, "sweeps the blizzard."
    8. RealPilot
      RealPilot April 28 2021 19: 15
      0
      On the day of the 35th anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the President of Ukraine said

      We intend to localize the production of the latest SMR-160 nuclear reactors.

      Conscience - zero! An unprincipled actor, he is not even a villain ... It's just such a misunderstanding.
      A product of its environment, so to speak.

      And this is a fragment of a great country, which was the first to "tame" the atom, making it peaceful! What achievements of Soviet science and technology have flown into the abyss ... And I am glad that the Russian Federation has managed to preserve and increase the achievements in nuclear power.

      Our country is now, in fact, a technological monopoly in this area, because the United States has practically lost its competence (Westinghouse has long been bankrupt), Japan, too, after the 2011 accident at Fukushima-1, cannot recover and closes the nuclear power plant, France is building much less large-scale projects ... China is doubtful with reliability, it still grows and grows ... Germany has taken the stations out of operation.
      And the rest is done by Russia.

      The cleanest fuel on Earth. Emissions are zero (if there are no accidents), and fast reactors, for example, are capable of further processing waste. Spent fuel will still serve humanity ...
  2. NDR-791
    NDR-791 April 27 2021 06: 15
    +5
    How much can it cost Ukraine to buy a license from the United States (if they are going to sell it to Kiev at all)
    The reactor itself is just a piece of high-tech iron that still needs to be sold, installed and maintained by someone. How are things going with the localization of production of at least Bayraktar?
    1. den3080
      den3080 April 27 2021 06: 29
      +4
      Quote: NDR-791
      How much can it cost Ukraine to buy a license from the United States (if they are going to sell it to Kiev at all)
      The reactor itself is just a piece of high-tech iron that still needs to be sold, installed and maintained by someone. How are things going with the localization of production of at least Bayraktar?

      the degree of localization may vary. This is well known in Russian examples. smile
      First, they will trust to remove the shipping fasteners from the arriving equipment, then the packaging. After 10 years, if they cope with the 0 degree of localization, they will begin to tighten the nuts, in some places, and then it’s a matter of what gaskets it will come to laughing
      the question is in pennies, and pennies, as you know, must be stolen and quickly stuffed into the pockets of trousers ... any and all, to the last hryvnia.
      it is because of this cognitive dissonance that the pot-heads never grow together.
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor April 27 2021 08: 34
        +1
        In these bikatars from Turkish, then some nuts of the uk.ram will give the opportunity to turn their nuts instead of the Turkish ones, and they will still explode like mortars.
        1. den3080
          den3080 April 27 2021 09: 18
          0
          Quote: Incvizitor
          In these bikatars from Turkish, then some nuts of the uk.ram will give the opportunity to turn their nuts instead of the Turkish ones, and they will still explode like mortars.

          you can't let them put their nuts. "Hammer" and not only everyone remembers.
          Bayraktars will not be able to fly.
    2. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter April 27 2021 06: 51
      +2
      Quote: NDR-791
      The reactor itself is just a piece of high-tech iron that someone else needs

      Ukraine can produce reactor vessels, especially such small ones. I have not heard about uranium enrichment in Ukraine. Fuel assemblies for small reactors will also be small (short), but their production is very specific, it is also necessary to install ... Wishlist is all. There will be nothing. They will drive their operating nuclear power plants like horses. And that's it.
      1. max702
        max702 April 27 2021 07: 00
        +1
        It can't, they don't have zirconium production ..
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter April 27 2021 07: 05
          0
          Quote: max702
          It can't, they don't have zirconium production ..

          There is not much zirconium needed. By weight.
          1. max702
            max702 April 27 2021 07: 09
            +4
            And the tubes of fuel rods, bodies of assemblies, end parts ... Where will they get all this from? I worked in such a production, this is all very specific and there were no subcontractors in the 404th, although in the late 80s they tried to create a similar production in Zaporozhye, but without constant support and help from the Ministry of Medium Machine Building, nothing came of it ..
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 April 27 2021 06: 16
    +1
    If delirium, more delirium is still a lot, a lot ... an empty man, it will soon be over ...
  4. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 27 2021 06: 19
    +1
    It is noteworthy that this is said by the president of a country that is trying to use American fuel assemblies on Soviet-designed nuclear reactors.

    Remarkable. that this is written by the author, to whom, well, to catch it ... It is not so long to be interested in what the problem is. Not at all in production. Another form factor - and from the category

    This is not funny. Assemblies - do not believe it - they get warm. And if an assembly dangles in a cell - with a tolerance - it will deform. And then everything is not funny
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  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 27 2021 06: 21
    +2
    Some kind of Manilov in a kippah, embroidered shirt and denim trousers, not the president. In short, in my repertoire. Blizzard is carried to the public.
  7. Putnik119
    Putnik119 April 27 2021 06: 21
    +2
    Svidomo mriyas continue to gush like diarrhea. Having pissed off all theirs, they dream that the United States will "give them".
    1. Dimy4
      Dimy4 April 27 2021 08: 15
      0
      dream that the United States will "give them"

      Yes, but the case is just the opposite, in every sense, and without demand.
  8. mark1
    mark1 April 27 2021 06: 32
    0
    Well, to localize it probably not in this life, but the possibility of producing individual units at the existing capacities (and most likely subject to joining an American corporation) cannot be ruled out.
  9. Borz
    Borz April 27 2021 06: 42
    0
    Don't slap your ears on your cheeks, dear Vladimir Aleksandrovich ... What other reactors YOU have ?!
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 27 2021 06: 50
    +1
    "We intend, we will, we will proceed, we agreed, we were supported ..." A.S. immediately comes to mind. Pushkin:
    Dreams Dreams,
    Where is your sweetness?
    Where are you, where are you,
    Night joy?
    He disappeared
    A merry dream ...
    Experts tried at one time to explain to the Ukrainian leadership how the pushing of American rods into a Soviet reactor could end, but at least a stake on the head of the scales. Now they decided that the Americans will supply them with a small modular reactor, nuclear waste can be used for a dirty bomb, and the Chernobyl zone will become a tourist Mecca.
  11. Tagan
    Tagan April 27 2021 06: 57
    +1
    Quote: Egoza

    Well, you need to talk about something new. And then all Donbass, Donbass. The EU is already tired of it. And "great deeds are not visible from us." Now we will put noodles on our ears for energy.

    Everything goes according to plan. These balabolas have not discredited any industry. Just recently Ze said that Ukraine occupies an honorable place in the club of space powers. Now nuclear power. An almost natural forward movement.)) A little more and we will hear about the birth of a new superpower.
  12. evgen1221
    evgen1221 April 27 2021 06: 59
    0
    If you lie to the big ones, the Ukrainians spied on it from ours and developed it qualitatively. The next statement will apparently be about the localization of the UFO from the Alpha Centauri.)))
  13. Klingon
    Klingon April 27 2021 07: 21
    0
    If a monkey is put at a typewriter for an infinitely long time, then it is quite possible that in a trillion years it will give out an exact copy of the Holy Scripture ... or Hamlet wassat
  14. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 27 2021 07: 27
    0
    Green croaked about what he didn't understand ... No sober and intelligent person in this galaxy would not allow jumpers and australopithecines to possess atomic technology ..
    1. Turist1996
      Turist1996 April 27 2021 08: 37
      0
      Why are you so offended by Australopithecus ?! laughing
  15. anclevalico
    anclevalico April 27 2021 07: 34
    -1
    This is how much dough Kiryusha and Co. will saw on this!
  16. geologist
    geologist April 27 2021 07: 38
    +1
    If Ukraine or, say, the Czech Republic were today in the CMEA, then there are no questions, but today they are included in the Western sphere of influence and such actions are very logical. Don't give a damn about the fact that Russia has advanced technologies that are 10 times less expensive than the United States. The industry of the Czech Republic and Ukraine has been privatized and cannot work in cooperation with Russia. Ukrainian and Czech politicians studied in the West and are stuffed with fairy tales about a gas station that will soon collapse with its economy torn to shreds. That means they have a road there. The Czechs have already burned themselves with American technologies in terms of fuel and are quietly buying rods in the unloved Raschke, and Ukraine will still have to go all the way through the redistribution of industry, and, it seems to me, no one is waiting for them, because for this you need to create additional powers and share secrets with the Slavs.
  17. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 27 2021 07: 52
    0
    It has never been previously reported that the United States intends to transfer a license for its production outside the United States to anyone in the near future.

    If the United States is afraid to produce these reactors at home, then they are not safe, and their production is transferred to the backward and "third" countries of the world.
  18. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev April 27 2021 08: 46
    0
    Damn, do they really want to build nuclear reactors, and this is after self-exploding mortars and other handicrafts? Only let them build near Lviv, so that the radioactive cloud would go towards the owners, and not Russia and Belarus.
  19. International Observer
    International Observer April 27 2021 08: 56
    0
    Zelensky announced that Ukraine is going to localize the production of American nuclear reactors SMR-160

    It's time to finish the history of modern Ukraine, time is precious! ...
    These fools export black soil from Ukraine to Europe in hundreds of tons, they do not distinguish it from dirt, but they want to start generators of nuclear waste, which they will lay down on their own, they will also bring it from Europe.
    The chernozem layer has been forming for more than 1 years, and the waste from nuclear power plants in 10 years only halves the radiation intensity. And the reactors in question, in the case of Ukraine, are only suitable to mine Ukraine, I believe Zelensky or the next clown will eventually also receive a nuclear suitcase with a red button in his hands, and everyone will know what it is for, but it will be too late ...
    The result of this activity is a nuclear wasteland in the place of the "hefty black earth" (quote).
    The Ukrainian people are not the masters of their country today, PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ASAP ... before it's too late.
  20. Alexander Terentyev
    Alexander Terentyev April 27 2021 09: 15
    +1
    A monkey with a grenade is what Ukraine is today.
  21. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus April 27 2021 11: 40
    0
    Bye, Zelya is going ... I'm going to buy 10 squadrons of F-35 as well. True, the money is dumb and no one will sell it. But that doesn't stop Zela from picking up, then I also can do the same ... 10 squadrons, 5 aircraft carriers and two death stars. Not well, but what? Not like this goof some kind of reactors.laughing
  22. APASUS
    APASUS April 27 2021 11: 41
    +1
    Something I don’t remember the sale of such specific technologies, it’s very serious money. Isolated cases and only under control and then with a bunch of conditions. Again, in Ukraine, the wishful was passed off as reality!
  23. Light
    Light April 27 2021 11: 53
    0
    It’s like on the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, you had to get drunk to blurt out something like that ..
  24. zwlad
    zwlad April 27 2021 12: 05
    +1
    You can gather and declare anything. Regular PR.
  25. Tavi
    Tavi April 27 2021 15: 02
    +1
    They have already entered the European Union and NATO, the Patriots and the F-35 have already been purchased, it has come to the production of reactors ...
    how successfully and most importantly quickly ...
  26. Katanikotael
    Katanikotael April 27 2021 17: 27
    +1
    But I'm wondering how this statement is consistent with the constitutional aspiration in the EU? The EU is sharply opposed to nuclear energy.
  27. Vladimir Smirnov_3
    Vladimir Smirnov_3 April 28 2021 14: 54
    0
    What a nightmare, what a wild stuff! They do not have any working projects, what they are going to revive there in Ukraine is incomprehensible at all. Not a single reactor has been commissioned over the past 20 years. For me, Ukraine has only one option - to cooperate with Rosatom, as the entire civilized world does.
  28. Basarev
    Basarev April 28 2021 19: 01
    +1
    As if it were so easy to produce nuclear reactors, especially American ones, especially those under development. Even Russia refrains from such bold statements, although it is a very strong country in the peaceful atom.
    1. xorek
      xorek April 28 2021 19: 05
      0
      Quote: Basarev
      As if it were so easy to produce nuclear reactors, especially American ones, especially those under development. Even Russia refrains from such bold statements, although it is a very strong country in the peaceful atom.

      Yes, PR is ordinary and to annoy Russia ..