In the city hall of Ukrainka city, near Kiev, held a meeting of the working group on the environmental risks of the Tripoli thermal power plant. Discussion was held with the participation of Parliament deputies, members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee of Environmental Policy, Nature Management and Elimination of the Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe, representatives of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the State Property Fund and the management of PJSC "Centrenergo".
The positive reaction was the reaction of parliamentarians Ivan Rybak and Sergei Sazhko to the appeal of the community and the readiness to understand the situation around Tripolskaya TPP.
At the same time, the position of the representatives of the ministries was archaic and irresponsible, as instead of finding a solution to the problem in the shortest possible time, the options for a prolonged reconstruction of the station until 2030 were justified, the aspect of the danger of ash disposal for the population was leveled, and it was emphasized that "everything is normal".
Despite the statements of the management of PJSC "Centrenergo" about understanding and readiness for interaction with the public, in practice, decisions on the selection of technologies and companies are held behind the scenes and opaque. Therefore, the effectiveness of technical solutions in recent years, in particular, where funds are directed, remains a big question.
The problem of negative impact of thermal power plants on the environment due to atmospheric emissions and dusting ash dump (occupies 140 ha) poses a threat to the life and health of the population not only of the city of Ukrainka, but of the Obukhov district. This is evidenced by the results of studies of specialized expert institutions – GU "Institute of Hygiene of Medical Ecology A.N. Marseev "of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev Institute of Forensic Expertise, as well as an analysis of energy specialists of the international organization Greenpeace.
"I hope that the involvement of Parliament deputies in solving the problem of the Tripoli TPP, its modernization and transfer of the ash disposal area to a large extent to attract investors and companies for processing the station's wastes – in the coming year rather than for ten to fifteen years, Solution of the issue and will be a positive example for other enterprises of the fuel and energy complex of Ukraine", – concluded Vladimir Kosterin, the head of the International "Risk Reduction Fundation".