Rosatom invests $122m in Breakthrough Project in 2017

Rosatom invests $122m in Breakthrough Project in 2017
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In 2017, Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation will allocate 7 billion rubles (approximately $122 million) to “The Breakthrough” project, the press-service of the Tomsk regional administration said with the reference to a statement made by the region’s Governor Sergei Zhvachkin.

Director General of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev, the head of TVEL fuel company associated with Rosatom, Yuri Olenin, and Sergey Zhvachkin discussed current issues of activity of the Siberian chemical plant in 2017, as well as the progress of “The Breakthrough” project implemented in Seversk closed administrative-territorial unit.

According to the Governor, 9 billion rubles will be allocated to “The Breakthrough” project and 7 billion rubles out of them will be provided by Rosatom.

As a reference, Rosatom implements “The Breakthrough” project on the premises of the Siberian chemical complex. The project involves the creation of a new technology platform for nuclear industry with closed nuclear fuel cycle and is aimed at solving problems of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.