Japan allocated money for dismantling one nuclear submarine

Publish date: October 8, 2003

“Europeans are more interested in dismantling Northern fleet nuclear submarines and allocate money for this region specifically”.

Russian nuclear minister Alexander Rumyantsev stated that at the final meeting at the IAEA headquarters on September 16th, ITAR-TASS reported. According to Rumyantsev, Russia dismantles 15 nuclear submarines annually in the north-west Russia and Far East. “Recently our European neighbours and Japan expressed their intentions to help Russia with this issue and allocate money for retired nuclear submarines dismantling” added the minister. But the Japanese money can cover only one nuclear submarine dismantling.