Finland prepares to fund dismantling of Russian plutonium reactor

Publish date: September 30, 2005

Finland prepares to participate in the funding of the closing of the plutonium reactor of a nuclear power plant in Zheleznogorsk, Russia

Finland is thinking of spending 500,000 euros for the purpose, STT NewsRoom Finland reported.

Finland aims at reaching a decision with the United States by the end of this year. The project is part of the Global Partnership program of G8. The program aims at dismantling safely the arsenal of weapons of mass destruction dating to the Soviet era. Finland has participated earlier in the program by destroying chemical weapons and improving nuclear safety. The Siberian plant is to be closed down by the end of 2010.