US launched financing of power plant to replace plutonium reactors in Seversk

Deputy Secretary of Energy Kyle McSlarrow informed the Russian Federal Agency on Atomic Energy that he approved $36m to order equipment with long-term delivery time. One of the main stages of the reactors replacement project is reconstruction of the heating plant. If all the plans come true then by 2008 Seversk would be heated only from one source, the heating plant. The plutonium reactors will be shutdown. The project is fully covered by the USA, Vremya Tomskoe reported.