Meeting on Plutonium reactors conversion project held in Moscow

Publish date: February 7, 2006

A regular meeting on heating plant reconstruction project at the Siberian Chemical Combine was held in Moscow in January.

The reconstruction works are carried out in the frames of the Agreement between the Russian Minatom and the US Department of Energy signed March 12, 2003. It concerns closure of the plutonium production at the reactors ADE-4 and ADE-5 in Seversk, Tomsk region, and ADE-2 in Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region.

Representatives of the Russian Federal Nuclear Agency, Rosatomstroy, Siberian Chemical Combine, Russian design institutes and construction companies took part in the meeting. The US part was represented by the Department of Energy and Washington Group International. All the works are sponsored by the US government. The next meeting will be held in Tomsk in April.

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