Rosatom negotiates with Slovakia spent nuclear fuel reprocessing

Rosatom negotiates with Slovakia spent nuclear fuel reprocessing
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Rosatom will discuss with Slovakia the cooperation in the area of spent nuclear fuel, the company’s Deputy Director for development and international business, Boris Arseev, said at a meeting of the Russian-Slovak intergovernmental commission on economic, scientific and technical cooperation.

“The parties acknowledged the high potential of cooperation in the final stage of a nuclear fuel cycle, in particular, in the treatment of spent nuclear fuel. Prior to 1999, the spent nuclear fuel accumulated in the Slovak Republic was removed to the Russian Federation for storage and processing. The parties agreed to start a relevant dialogue on this subject with the Slovak party for the purpose of reaching the implementation of this project,” Boris Arseev said.

At present, Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation supplies its nuclear fuel to Slovakia’s operating nuclear power plants, and is interested to expand the cooperation on construction of the second phase of Mochovce NPP, Arseev noted.