Spent nuclear fuel from Bulgaria arrived at Zheleznogorsk

Publish date: November 24, 2005

On November 9, 48 tons of spent nuclear fuel from Bulgarian Kozloduy nuclear power plant arrived at Mining Chemical Combine in Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region.

According to ITAR-TASS, the shipment went on without incidents. The train with the spent fuel was guarded day and night by the police special forces. The Combine’s specialists also accompanied the train and monitored the conditions of the casks containing spent nuclear fuel. A nuclear storage facility with 6,000 tons capacity is situated in Zheleznogorsk. A new dry storage facility capable to accommodate and reprocess 38,000 tons is scheduled for 2009.