Radwaste storage at nuclear fuel cycle plants in Russia

Russia to open first repository for extremely hazardous radioactive waste, but experts have doubts

Russia’s first point for long terms storage of “special” radioactive waste is to be built at the site of the EI-2 uranium graphite reactor production in Northern Siberia’s closed nuclear city of Seversk by the end of December, Russian news sources reported. The repository will rely on exclusively natural barriers between the environment and some […]

Hearings on Russian radwaste repository proceed transparently – to a point

A public hearing on laboratory whose studies could lead to a deep geologic repository for radioactive waste in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Region of Siberia drew some 400 participants Friday, Russia’s National Operator for Radioactive Waste Management (RosRAO) said. The laboratory is slated to investigate the geological fitness of the Nizhnekansky Rock Mass in the Krasnoyarsk Region […]

Radwaste storage site near St. Petersburg scratched over funding shortfall

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has jettisoned its original model for a radioactive waste repository in the town of Sosnovy Bor, 70 kilometers west of St. Petersburg, over financial concerns, the Russian-language RBK newswire reported. Sosnovy Bor is not only the prospective home to a nuclear repository of some kind, but also hosts the original […]