Zheleznogorsk Chemical Combine received first shipment of spent nuclear fuel this year

Publish date: April 8, 2005

21 tonne of the spent nuclear fuel arrived at Zheleznogorsk Chemical Combine from the Novovoronezh NPP.

The shipment reportedly went on without incidents. The special police squad guards from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs constantly guarded the train consisting of 7 cars. 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.