All Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators have been removed from the Murmansk region

Publish date: June 18, 2007

The last 17 Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) have been taken down from light houses on the coast and sent out for disposal.

153 RTGs at the beginning of 2001 were located within on the coasts of the Barents and White Seas (in the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions). 119 overall from the Murmansk District (85) and Arkhangelsk District (34) were removed, while 34 were left in Arkhangelsk (four of them at Novaya Zemlya Archipelago).

The combined radioactivity removed from all the RTGs was 10 million curie. The website said that around 400 million rubles were spent on both taking down and recycling the RTGs and on installing solar charged batteries.

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