21 Jul 2023 09:19

Rosatom to develop cooperation on spent nuclear fuel management with friendly countries

MURMANSK. July 21 (Interfax) - Rosatom plans to focus on friendly countries to develop international cooperation in management of spent nuclear fuel, the Russian state nuclear corporation's head of international technical assistance projects, Anatoly Grigoryev told Interfax in Murmansk on Thursday.

He said Rosatom is looking "toward countries with which we have normal relations, that are friendlier toward us." They include China, India, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Hungary, Grigoryev said.

He said "we have good relations with specialists, an engineer will always understand an engineer."

"This will not only be an exchange of experience. [For example] we had a multipurpose, multilateral program to remediate territory in Central Asia. Projects were carried out in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan," Grigoryev said.

A decision has already been made on Rosatom's participation and financing in a project to reclaim uranium tailings dumps in Kyrgyzstan, he said.