United States, Russia Near Agreement on Recovery of Spent Research Reactor Fuel

The United States and Russia are set to sign an agreement under which U.S. funding will be provided to help return spent nuclear fuel from research reactors in former Soviet republics and Eastern Europe to Russia, ITAR-Tass reported today (see GSN, Sept. 23).

The agreement is almost completed, said Russian Atomic Energy Minister Alexander Rumyantsev, who is currently visiting the United States. The first project to be conducted under the agreement is the recovery of spent fuel from a reactor in Uzbekistan (see GSN, Jan. 3; Ivan Lebedev, ITAR-Tass, Nov. 5).

November 5, 2003
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The United States and Russia are set to sign an agreement under which U.S. funding will be provided to help return spent nuclear fuel from research reactors in former Soviet republics and Eastern Europe to Russia, ITAR-Tass reported today (see GSN, Sept. 23).