RUSSIA: ‘ 195 Soviet-Era Decommissioned Submarines are Disposed ‘

#AceNewsReport – Featured Post:June.12: Currently, 195 of the 201 decommissioned submarines have been disposed. The demolition of the rest submarines and 14 technical support vessels is due to be completed by 2020.

‘ 195 of 201 Decommissioned Soviet-Era Submarines are Disposed ‘

Russia’s Rosatom Corporation is nearing to complete the disposal of Soviet-made decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines and support vessels.

Currently, 195 of the 201 decommissioned submarines have been disposed. The demolition of all the decommissioned nuclear submarines and 14 technical support vessels is due to be completed by 2020.

“We have started the disposal of technical support vessels and depot ships. By 2020, we are expected to complete the disposal of all 14 support ships decommissioned from the Northern and the Pacific Fleets as well as two Atomflot support ships,” Rosatom CEO Sergei Kirienko said during the “70th anniversary of the Russian Atom” forum in Chelyabinsk.

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“195 of the 201 submarines have been dismantled and recycled. Six submarines are left. Now we have no vessels standing in queue for dismantling. In 1999, when Rosatom was charged with the disposal there were 120 submarines waiting,” Kirienko said.

In 2014, the disposal of the “Volodarsky” depot ship was completed. Now, the disposal of the “Lepse” depot ship has begun. Within six months, it will be discharged of nuclear fuel. Then it will be prepared for wet storage before the disposal.

Kirienko also pointed out that under the “Nuclear radioactive safety 2” program new equipment and technology were developed, including the recycling technology for the uranium-beryllium fuel from project 705 submarines which were equipped with liquid-metal reactors.

The need for the disposal of nuclear submarines and depot ships emerged after the fall of the Soviet Union. At that time, military spending was significantly reduced.

More than 200 submarines built-in the 1950-1980s, and a large number of support vessels, were decommissioned from the Russian navy.


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` Russia’s State Nuclear Corporation `Rosatom ‘ denies reports of plan’s to resume construction of `Power Plant ‘ in Crimea ‘

#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 19 – Russia’s state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom denied on Wednesday earlier media reports concerning corporation’s plans to resume construction of an unfinished nuclear power plant in Crimea.

Some media outlets reported earlier that the Russian state nuclear corporation intended to resume construction of the Crimean Nuclear Power Station, which is an abandoned and unfinished facility located near the cape of Kazantyp not far from the town of Shcholkino.

“Such media reports are not true and the state corporation Rosatom never sent to the government of Crimea any requests concerning the construction of a nuclear power plant,” the press service said.

The construction of the Crimean NPP was launched in 1975, during the times of the Soviet Union, with the aim of providing the Crimean peninsula with energy.

The construction, however, was initially suspended in 1987 and the overall project was finally cancelled in 1989.

The move followed the 1986 disaster involving Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP.


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` State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine lifts ban on transportation of ` Nuclear and Radio Active Materials’

#AceWorldNews says that the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine on Friday lifted a ban on transportation of nuclear and other radioactive materials via the territory of Ukraine, Mikhail Gashev, the organization’s first deputy head, said.

A ban on movement of trains loaded with materials of nuclear fuel cycle via Ukraine was imposed on January 28, 2014 Itar-tass.

In this connection, the TVEL fuel company belonging to the Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy has said that it will continue meeting its obligations to supply nuclear fuel to foreign nuclear power plants despite difficulties with deliveries via the territory of Ukraine.


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` Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation negotiates construction of Second Nuclear Plant’ in Iran ‘

#AceWorldNews says that the construction of a second nuclear power plant will start in Bushehr on April 9, according to a senior Iranian lawmaker.

“We have held direct talks with the president and vice-president and asked them to provide us with the needed budget for moving the residents of Halileh and Bandargah,” Fars news agency quoted Abdolkarim Jomayri as saying Sunday.

Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation had said that the two states were negotiating the construction of a second nuclear power plant in the province of Bushehr.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in December that Tehran has plans to generate more electricity through the nuclear energy in the coming years by building a second nuclear power plant in Bushehr.


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