Kursk spent nuclear fuel delivered for reprocessing

Publish date: June 2, 2003

On May 5th, the most important stage in Kursk decommissioning was completed.

Specialists of the Murmansk Shipping Company and Atomflot base (both responsible for nuclear icebreakers’ service and operation) transferred the last container with Kursk spent nuclear fuel from Imandra service ship into the special train. On May 12th, the special train with Kursk spent nuclear fuel onboard left Murmansk and on May 17th, arrived at Mayak reprocessing plant. At the moment the fuel rods are placed into the special pool for cooling where they will wait until reprocessing. The reprocessing will take a few days, the head of Mayak plant’s press-service told to New Region news agency.