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Rivne

(rĭv`nə), Pol. Równe, Rus. Rovno, city (1990 est. pop. 229,000), capital of Rivne region, W Ukraine, on the Ustya River. It is a rapidly growing road and rail junction and an industrial center producing heavy machinery and electrical and consumer goods. An old Ukrainian settlement, Rivne was first mentioned in 1282 and grew into an important trade center. It passed to Russia in 1793 and to Poland in 1921, reverting to Ukraine in 1939. The city has ruins of a medieval palace.
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In one village in the Rivne region, milk samples showed radioactive contamination up to 16 times higher than the accepted norms, Greenpeace said.
This would be so, were it not accompanied by the stated intention of the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to provide Ukraine with loans (worth $1 .475 billion in total) for the completion of a second reactor unit at Khmelnitski and a fourth reactor unit at Rivne (Kh2/R4).
Reactor No 2 at the Rivne nuclear power plant was stopped for three hours after its automatic safety system suddenly shut down one of the reactor's turbine generators.
Kiev also plans to make a reactor (R4) in the Rivne plant operational by the end of the year, before starting to build a third new reactor.
The Ukraine has still to complete the construction of two controversial nuclear reactors at the Khmelnitsky and Rivne power stations, the notorious K2R4 project for which the EBRD and the European Commission have not sourced Western loans.
On energy, the Ukrainian side simply reiterated its commitment that the new nuclear reactors in Rivne and Khmelnitsky (K2R4) "will be completed according to the internationally-accepted safety standards".
The Ukrainian Government is set to go it alone to complete the controversial construction of two new nuclear reactors at Rivne and Khmelnitsky (K2R4), even if it does not obtain loans from the EBRD, the country's Energy Minister Serhiy Ermilov said.
She said the talks would focus on a loan aimed to help Ukraine complete work on two nuclear reactors at the Rivne and Khmelnytsky nuclear power plants.