Sweden pays for Russia’s nuclear safety

Publish date: May 4, 2007

For the current year Sweden has allocated $5 million for nuclear safety in Russia.

This was announced in a public dialog forum “Atomic Energy, Society and Safety” by Asa Gustafsson, an official from the Department for Disarmament and Non-proliferation in the countries of the CIS within the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Furthermore, Gustafsson remarked that, “when Sweden joined the “Global Alliance” program in 2003, it already had experience working with Russian in the realm of nuclear safety”. She emphasized that, “Sweden is presently participating in six nuclear safety projects in the Russian Northwest. The main projects involve the physical protection of nuclear materials from decommissioning of nuclear submarines as well as the creation of a system of physical protection for these materials at the wharf of the Nerpa plant” reported Itar-Tass.

Besides, the representative from Sweden MFA announced that, “in 2007 a project will be prepared for the control and transfer of nuclear materials on the Kola Peninsula”. “This project will be implemented within the framework of the “Global Alliance” program”, said Gustafsson.