Nuclear Facilities in Czech Republic

The main operator of nuclear-energetic reactors in Czech Republic is ČEZ, a.s., who operates nuclear power plants in Dukovany and Temelín sites. Both Dukovany and Temelín NPP are constructed according to Russian projects as VVER type. Dukovany NPP operates 4 VVER 440 units providing 2040 MW electrical power. First unit was put in operation in 1985. Temelín NPP is equipped by 2 VVER 1000 units providing 2110 MW electrical power. Both units started commercial operation by the end of 2004 (commissioning begun in 2000).

Within Dukovany NPP area there are two more nuclear facilities operated by ČEZ, a. s.: Interim spent fuel storage facility (ISFSF) and Spent fuel storage facility (SFSF). All spent fuel produced in both NPPs is stored in specially constructed and approved casks (CASTOR type). Temelín NPP area includes Fresh fuel storage part and also a Spent fuel storage facility (SFSF).

Two research reactors LVR-15 a LR-0 are operated in Řež (CV Řež s. r. o.) and educational reactor VR-1 in Nuclear Faculty of ČVUT (FJFI ČVUT) are supervised as nuclear facilities. Higher level waste storage facility is located in the area of ÚJV Řež, a. s.

Radioactive waste disposal facilities (ÚRAO) are operated by state established organization Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (SÚRAO). ÚRAO Dukovany is used for radioactive waste from both Czech NPP. ÚRAO Richard near by city of  Litoměřice is used for disposal of institutional radioactive waste. Recently reconstructed facility for examination of transport packages is operated at this site as well. Last operating facility, ÚRAO Bratrství in Jáchymov, is used for disposal of radioactive waste contaminated by natural radionuclides.

Detailed information on nuclear facilities are provided by their operators using web sites:


CV Řež s. r. o.

ÚJV Řež, a.s.