11 Nov 2022 13:54

Russia might build nuclear plant in Far East in 2030s - Rosatom

MOSCOW. Nov 11 (Interfax) - A nuclear power plant might be built in the Russian Far East in the 2030s, the in-house publication of state corporation Rosatom reported, citing CEO Alexei Likhachev.

"We talked with both the relevant ministry and the prime minister - there's an idea to begin construction [of a nuclear plant in the Far East] in the 2030s for the development of certain production facilities," Likhachev said.

This plant is not currently included in Rosatom's approved plans to 2030.

Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said in early September that his ministry was considering building a nuclear power plant in the southern part of Primorye, but a final decision had not been made yet.