Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency to “deal professionally” with environment

Publish date: June 23, 2004

The head of the agency Alexander Rumyantsev announced this during his trip to Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia in April, ITAR-TASS reported.

Rumyantsev was optimistic regarding reforms in the Atomic Agency and promised to reduce its staff from 623 to 500 people and keep the dialogue with the environmental organisations, including radical ones. Concerning Zheleznogorsk Chemical Combine, Rumyantsev said about the intention to draw a plan for conversion of the production there. ”Zheleznogorsk is still a problem city for us” added Rumyantsev.

Besides, the head of the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency, or FAEA, assured that the environmental situation is improving. “Environmental issues are very sensitive, but we have begun to deal with them professionally” he added.