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Year 2000 (Y2K) Information

This page contains links to the areas of the web site that discuss the issues involved, and how the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of International Nuclear Safety and Cooperation is participating.

Time Zones and Soviet-Designed Nuclear Power Plants
This map shows the different time zones in the former Soviet Union and the location of the Soviet-designed nuclear power plants.

U.S. Experts Helping Soviet-Designed Power Plant Personnel Deal With Y2K
The potential effects of the Year 2000 (Y2K) computer issue present as much of a challenge abroad as they do in the United States. Of particular concern to U.S. officials is the Y2K preparedness of nuclear power plants in the former Soviet Union countries. [more...]

Soviet-Designed Reactor Safety Activity Report for January, 1999: "Looking the Year 2000"
During the last week of January, the U.S. Department of Energy and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) jointly held an international workshop to address year 2000 (Y2K) issues relevant to nuclear facilities in countries of the former Soviet Union. The seminar, which took place at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, focused primarily on reviews of operating and safety concerns for NPPs during the transition to the next century.[more...]

Soviet-Designed Reactor Safety Activity Report for December, 1998: "Reactor Safety Systems OK in Year 2000 But Expect Unplanned Reactor Shutdowns"
Year-2000 (Y2K) computer glitches may require reworking code and replacing systems on many facilities including nuclear power plants around the world. However, Y2K problems are not likely to impact critical safety systems at Soviet-designed NPPs. That was the bottom line of discussions at the first U.S./Russia Y2K Information Exchange Workshop held October 13 through 15 in Moscow.[more...]


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