UEKhK Is First to Dispose of Radioactive Waste

19 October 2016 (14:38)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 19, 2016. Rosatom’s Ural Electrochemical Works (UEKhK) in Novouralsk is the first among Rosatom TVEL’s enterprises to work on the final disposal of radioactive waste, the company press service reports.

The plant designed and found the funding for a near surface disposal facility for radioactive waste; this is currently Russia’s only facility where low- and very low-level radioactive waste can be disposed of safely and finally.

Under the terms of the current legislation, the facility was handed over to the state-run National Radioactive Waste Treatment Operator. The first batch of low-level radioactive waste produced by UEKhK will be transferred to the national operator for disposal in the last quarter of the year.

The project took the plant eight years to complete.

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