Kazakhstan building reprocessing plant for fast neutron reactors’ liquid coolant

The plant will reprocess liquid coolant of the BN-350 type reactor in the frames of US State Department Program (NDF) on non-proliferation. The US sponsors the whole $3m project. The plant’s facility should reprocess 1,300 tonne of liquid natrium into alkali. The construction is to be completed by the end of 2004, while the operation is scheduled for April or May 2005. The first BN-350 type fast neutron reactor is being taken out of service in Kazakhstan now, Kazakhstan today reports.