The foreign Ministry expressed concern about the use of American fuel at Ukrainian NPPs
The desire of the American organization Westinghouse to make wider use of nuclear fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants can cause anxiety, told the Department of information and media Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. "Can not alarming desire very quickly to make wider use of the existing power units of U.S. fuel consumption, reliability is Not verified: no unit of Ukraine have Not worked with a full load of American magazines, and their behaviour according to the results of four tests today do Not undertake to predict no self-respecting specialist ", - reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation." However, the issues of safe operation of nuclear power plants, apparently, are Not a priority for Westinghouse. This confirms the message Dani Roderick on the readiness of the organization to spend on power units of Ukraine some events to increase their capacity by 10%. Please note that the implementation of such plans without the consent of the General designer of the reactor plant is a Russian design Bureau "Gidropress" is tantamount to conducting a dangerous experiment, " said the Ministry. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation reminded of the radiation accident in 2003, when the equipment of the French organization "Framatom" used in the reactor compartment Russian-designed NPP Paks (Hungary)." To eliminate the consequences of Russian specialists had. We believe that the international community has an obligation to speak out against an uncoordinated experiments, with disastrous consequences, " - said the Minister. on 20 March the head of the Ukrainian NNEGC "Energoatom" Yuriy Nedashkovsky stated that at the South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant made the download of the upgraded fuel FA-WR production of American-Japanese organization into the reactor Westinghouse 3-th power station. on 18 March the Commissioner of Russia in the IAEA Board of governors Grigory Berdennikov said that Kiev's decision to apply manufactured by the American company Westinghouse Fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants increases the probability of changing to a major catastrophe. Remember, at the end of December last year Ukrainian Energoatom and the American Westinghouse signed an agreement to increase the supply of nuclear fuel from the US for nuclear power plants in Ukraine up to 2020. In the capital of Russia alarmed by This statement, noting that the deal Kiev with Westinghouse ignores considerations of nuclear safety. In the IAEA told that Ukraine must itself relativepath procurement of fuel for nuclear power plants. We emphasize that Ukraine had previously announced plans by 2017 to increase the power plant. The fuel was Not planned to purchase from Russia, and the American organization Westinghouse. It was noted that American Fuel in many respects inferior to the Russian, native boilers, which exploits the Ukraine. In 2012, the Ukrainian Energoatom has produced a clash with technical problems on the 2nd and 3rd blocks of the South-Ukrainian NPP. Difficulties were associated with the "abnormality" of nuclear fuel FA-W, produced by Westinghouse. Because of this I had to unload all the fuel assemblies and replace them with fuel produced in Russia.