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Government approves deal on spent nuclear fuel delivery to Russia from Tashkent plant

January 31, 2014, 18:45 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 31. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian government has approved an agreement with Uzbekistan for spent nuclear fuel delivery to Russia from research reactor of the Tashkent-based electronics factory Foton. The specific document was posted on the official legal information portal on Friday.

“We approve the agreement between Russian and Uzbek governments on cooperation in spent nuclear fuel delivery to Russia from research reactor IIN-3M (the rector was installed at OJSC Foton in Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent — Itar-Tass eds.),” the Russian Cabinet said in the resolution.

Russian state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom and the country’s Foreign Ministry were instructed to have talks with Uzbekistan and sign an agreement on behalf of the country’s government.

“The agreement envisages one-time delivery to Russia of spent nuclear fuel made in Russia from Uzbekistan for temporary technological storage with further reprocessing and storage of radioactive waste generated in spent nuclear fuel processing in Russia,” the agreement runs.

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