EU summit participants show unity on anti-Russian sanctions — MerkelWorld June 23, 4:11
Moldovan parliament refuses to hold no confidence vote in Foreign Minister Andrei GalburWorld June 23, 2:03
Google.ru’s temporary ban should serve as reminder to others — lawmakerBusiness & Economy June 23, 1:59
Russian lawmaker slams EU’s decision to extend sanctions on Moscow as absurdRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 0:32
IOC spokesperson confirms Bach’s words about possible sanctions on RussiaSport June 22, 23:27
Germany-Chile Confederations Cup encounter in Kazan ends with 1-1 drawSport June 22, 23:12
Putin praises Moscow International Film FestivalSociety & Culture June 22, 21:49
Russian football team getting ready for game with MexicoSport June 22, 21:38
EU agrees to extend sanctions against RussiaWorld June 22, 21:25
IZHEVSK, January 25 (itar-Tass) -- All the production of uranium in Russia will be concentrated in the Siberian town of Seversk by 2016, Oleg Bekmemetyev, a deputy director general of the Chepetsk Mechanical Plant /CMZ/ told reporters Friday.
"There are three facilities producing uranium in Russia," he said. "There'll be a single one and it'll be locate in Seversk in Siberia. A project has been drafted for concentrating the entire production capability there."
At present, uranium is carried from the Far East to Glazov in Udmurtia, a region located to the West of the Urals, as well as to Angarsk in the Irkutsk region and to Seversk in the Tomsk region in central Siberia, and this pattern is inefficient in terms of logistics.
"It's much easier to bring uranium to Seversk, to dress it there and to supply it to the factories producing nuclear fuel," Bekmemetyev said.
As for the elimination of uranium production at the CMZ, this is a scheduled strategic step, which the factory's management knew about well in advance and which it got ready for.
For instance, the executives have drawn up a risk-prevention plan that envisions industrial diversification that envisions the streamlining of production of new types of rolled metal and resumption of the rare earth metals manufacturing.
The CMZ is affiliated with the nuclear fuel producer TVEL, which in its turn is a subsidiary of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. It occupies leading positions among the world manufacturers of products from natural and downgraded uranium, as well as from calcium metal and is a key element in the technological chain of mfanufacturing of fuel, construction materials and equipment for the nuclear power industry.