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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.

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The role of CCS in Germany’s climate toolbox: Bellona Deutschland’s statement in the Association Hearing

After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

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Bellona’s new working paper analyzes Russia’s big LNG ambitions the Arctic

In the midst of a global discussion on whether natural gas should be used as a transitional fuel and whether emissions from its extraction, production, transport and use are significantly less than those from other fossil fuels, Russia has developed ambitious plans to increase its own production of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic – a region with 75% of proven gas reserves in Russia – to raise its share in the international gas trade.