Zheleznogorsk Combine unloaded two trains with spent nuclear fuel in October

Publish date: November 4, 2004

The spent nuclear fuel was received from Balakovo NPP and South-Ukraine NPP.

On October 14, the specialists of the Chemical Combine began unloading of the spent nuclear fuel shipped from Balakovo NPP in Saratov region. On October 20, 27 tonnes of spent nuclear fuel arrived from Ukraine.

The shipment went on without incidents. The special police squad guards from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs constantly guarded the trains. The Zheleznogorsk Combine specialists accompanied the train and monitored the state of the spent fuel day and night. The unloading operation was carried under water with the help of special equipment and then it was transferred to the sections for the long-term storage.

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