Leningrad NPP to spend $350m on spent nuclear fuel handling and reactor upgrade

Publish date: May 24, 2005

Leningrad NPP is planning to spend about $350m in the nearest years on the systems for handling with nuclear spent fuel and radioactive waste as well as for second reactor unit upgrade.

Leningrad NPP’s press-secretary Sergey Averyanov said to RIA-Novosti in April that in the nearest 3-4 years Leningrad NPP and the Rosenergoatom concern would spend their resources on the spent nuclear fuel handling system and the second reactor upgrade. He mentioned a “new technology” of spent nuclear fuel storage in the metal-concrete containers. At the moment, the spent nuclear fuel is kept in the reactor pools.