Russia to process nuclear waste of Uzbek NPP

Russia to process nuclear waste of Uzbek NPP

The spent fuel of the nuclear power plant (NPP), which will be built in Uzbekistan, will be processed in Russia, and radioactive waste will be stored in Uzbekistan, according to the press service of the Uzatom agency.

"It is planned that the spent fuel will be transported to Russia for reprocessing," the company said in a statement.

The press service added that during the processing all the valuable nuclear material will be extracted, and the remainder will be brought into a solid state of aggregation by evaporation and pressing, and then transferred back to Uzbekistan.

In early September 2018, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the head of the Government of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov signed an agreement on cooperation in the construction of nuclear power plants.

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