Kiev has raised the issue of the return of radioactive wastes from Russia
The Ministry of energy of Ukraine plans to sign with Russia an agreement on the return to the country of radioactive waste formed as a result of processing at Russian enterprises of spent nuclear fuel boilers VVER-440 Rovno NPP, said the press service of the Ministry. "according to the decision of the Ministry of energy established a working group which will prepare recommendations For the operator of Ukrainian NPPs organization of "Energoatom" For the signing of the subsequent contract with the Russian production Association "Mayak", - has declared news Agency in the press service of the Ministry, indicating the corresponding order." A working group to prepare advice and to work out the position of Ukraine in negotiations on the definition of the owner of the valuable products of processing ", – according to the document. Also Energoatom instructed to provide the Ministry of the draft directives For signing the contract with the Russian side. Now the Ukrainian Spent fuel from VVER-440 Rovno NPP is processed at the facilities of Russian plants. According to the agreement, Ukraine shall be returned vitrified high level waste that ought to be a separate contract. Subsequent storage of high-level waste is planned in special surface storage in Ukraine. The location of the vault For secure storage of waste and their preparation and burial in geological formations Assigned to construction of complex "Vector" in the Chernobyl area of alienation. In the future, Ukraine plans to completely abandon the transportation of spent nuclear fuel to the Russian Federation, which in the Chernobyl area will be built a centralized repository of spent nuclear fuel dry type. Spent nuclear fuel, Experts stress, is a valuable product. In the future have the opportunity to develop technology for preparing spent nuclear fuel For reuse in reactors of a new type. In July, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on ratification of the agreement with NATO on the reburial of radioactive waste generated in Ukraine in the result of implementing military programs of the former USSR. In may it was declared that Ukraine wants by 2018 to take its nuclear waste from Russia, that Kiev hopes to build a warehouse For long term storage of glassed radioactive waste. In addition, Kiev has announced its intention to abandon the removal of spent nuclear fuel to the Russian Federation and store it on its site in 2006. Ukraine hopes to build a warehouse For long term storage of glassed radioactive waste, said Deputy head of the State Department of nuclear regulation of Ukraine (SNRCU) Tatiana Cilicica.