Belgium to allocate $66m for nuclear co-operation with Russia

The government of Belgium says in the press communiqué that these documents fix the legal framework for international co-operation with the Russian Federation in the nuclear field, RIA-Novosti reported.

The agreement on the multilateral nuclear ecological program in Russia with the attendant claims protocol was signed in May 2003 in Stockholm by another nine countries of the European Union (Belgium included), and the United States. The agreement intends to decommission Russian laid-up nuclear submarines and provides for the building of a storage facility for radioactive waste and empty reactor units on the Kola peninsula. The agreement allocates $66 million for Russia.