New storage facility for spent nuclear fuel opened at Zvezdochka shipyard

Publish date: April 20, 2005

The Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region, has finished construction of the new storage facility for spent nuclear fuel.

The facility sponsored by the US CTR program, will significantly strengthen the company’s capability to handle and store the spent nuclear fuel from the Northern Fleet nuclear submarines. Press spokeswoman from Zvezdochka, Nadezhda Scherbinina, says the facilities will begin operation in May this year. She also said the new site would double the company’s storage capacity. The spent nuclear fuel will be stored in containers.