THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Dublin, Ireland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release December 12, 2000
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
At the request of President Clinton, Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson will travel to Kiev, Ukraine, and represent the United States at the official ceremony marking the closure of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant on Friday, December 15. The closure represents a major milestone for Ukraine as well as the United States and other G-7 nations, which have led the international effort to close the plant.