#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.
#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.
#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.