Transporting Nuclear Waste to Krasnoyarsk Puts Yekaterinburg, Tyumen in Jeopardy, Greens Insist

A train full of nuclear waste will soon set off from Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant to Krasnoyarsk Territory, where a depository for Russian and foreign nuclear waste is expected to be built. The date of departure (which will get going a large-scale series of nuclear waste transportation missions from all over Russia to Siberia) is not disclosed, EcoZaschita Group reports.

Under RosAtom’s plans, 22,000 tons of used nuclear fuel will be relocated to Siberia before 2025. This means that three echelons with nuclear waste will arrive in the closed city of Krasnoyarsk 26 every two months, the greens explain.

According to EcoZaschita’s data, this transfer jeopardizes over fifteen Russian cities, including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Penza, Samara, Kirov, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, and others.

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