In the Murmansk region launched a program for disposal of spent nuclear fuel from Soviet submarines. Waste in 2 stages - by sea and railway - take the Ural. Together with Russia in the project involved a number of European countries.
Today at Andreeva Bay, on the shore of the sea Barentseva history will be made: here for the first time in the history of the Russian nuclear industry will be exported the first shipment of spent nuclear fuel to the place of disposal. The flight will make a sea a container ship "Rossita". It is designed to work in the far North. In its compartments already loaded 10 special transport and packing containers.
First cargo by sea will be delivered to the Murmansk base of Atomflot, then by rail to Chelyabinsk enterprise "Mayak". This event was preceded by long years of hard work to create complex workflows for the safe handling of nuclear fuel and radioactive waste at Andreeva Bay, where once was the coastal technical base of the Russian Navy.
Nuclear cell phone at Andreeva Bay called radioactive time bomb. Now one of the greatest objects of the Soviet nuclear legacy will be liquidated. In the implementation of the global international project, except Russia, participate France, Norway, Italy, Germany and the UK. Country partners called today's event a successful example for international multilateral cooperation in improving nuclear and radiation safety. Until the end of the year "Rossita" will make 2 flight.
sections: Politics, Region News, Accidents