Russia and Belarus signed an agreement on the conclusion of spent nuclear fuel – Russia |
Sochi. November 21. Interfax – Russia and Belarus have agreed on the management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in the field of healthcare, the Russian state corporation Rosatom has reported.
The document was signed in Sochi, where Atomexpo 2022 is being held.
“A draft on the occurrence of situations that regulate the mutual obligations of the Russian and Belarusian sides when discussing spent nuclear fuel from nuclear reactors of the Belarusian NPP,” the report says.
Belarus is completing the construction of a nuclear power plant near the town of Ostrovets in the Grodno region under the Russian VVER-1200 project. It will consist of two power units with a capacity of 1.2 GW each. The general contractor for the construction of the nuclear power plant is the ASE group of the state corporation Rosatom. To finance the construction of the nuclear power plant, he attracted a Russian state loan for $10 billion.
Earlier it was reported that the recommendations of Belarus and the Russian Federation are being prepared for the signing of a project of management in the field of healthcare with spent nuclear fuel, in accordance with the requirements for facilities, Russia will import irradiation with fuel assemblies of nuclear reactors in Belarus for temporary technological storage with their release by processing, after which radioactive waste will be returned to Belarus on a mandatory basis.
In early October, the Belarusian government announced that it plans to consider three-stage medical care with radioactive waste (RW) for the period up to 2100. It is planned to create a national holder of settlements with ROs in the country, which will collect their centralized collection and transportation, design, construction and burial sites. It is also planned to create an innovative cluster for patients with RO, which will be present in scientific institutions, institutions, research laboratories, scientific and practical centers, specialized organizations.