Russia scrapped 17 nuclear powered submarines in 2004

Publish date: January 11, 2005

The head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency Alexander Rumyantsev stated this at his press conference in the end of December 2004.

The empty reactor units of the dismantled submarines were placed afloat for temporary storage, the minister said. Besides, ”The special trains carried out 12 shipments of the spent nuclear fuel unloaded from the submarines to the Mayak plant in 2004” he added. ”Two nuclear service ships were prepared for temporary storage afloat” Rumyantsev said. In 2004, Zvezda and Zvezdochka shipyards reprocessed 874 cubic meters of the liquid radioactive waste and 1,588 tonnes of solid radioactive waste, which was placed in the temporary packages, ITAR-TASS quoted the Russian nuclear power minister.