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Fears Of Radiation Leak Grip Region

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Panic gripped many in the city Wednesday after rumors spread that a serious accident had happened at the Leningrad Nuclear Power Station (LAES) in Sosnovy Bor, a town 70 kilometers west of St. Petersburg.

The power station operates four Chernobyl-type reactors and has a history of minor accidents.

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Third Unit of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant Halted, Radiation Normal

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ST. PETERSBURG. May 15 (Interfax) - The third unit of the Leningrad nuclear power plant was halted at 9:00 a.m. Moscow time on Thursday.

"The reactor was being tested after modernization at half of its rated capacity, 500 megawatts, when the automated output reduction system turned on," the power plant administration said.

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Russia and US strike nuclear deal

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Russia and the US have signed a key agreement on civilian nuclear power that formally allows nuclear trade between US and Russian companies.

It will also allow them to widen technological co-operation in areas such as storing nuclear materials.

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"Kola NPP among the best in Russia"

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Kola Nuclear Power plant has for a long time been among the best three power plants in Russia, head engineer of the plant says. The plant will now become a part of the new giant federal company Atomenergoprom.

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Russia wants to sign nuclear fuel contract with Ukraine in 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

MOSCOW, April 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russia plans to complete talks on a new contract for nuclear fuel supplies to Ukraine for 2010-2025 later this year, Russia's deputy nuclear chief said on Monday.

Russia will supply all nuclear fuel for Ukrainian power plants until the end of 2010.

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Russia plans nuclear plant for Kaliningrad exclave

Monday, April 28, 2008

VILNIUS - An announcement by Moscow that it intended to build two nuclear reactors in the Kaliningrad region triggered dismay and alarm in neighboring Lithuania, which is struggling to get plans for its own atomic power plant off the ground.

Sergey Kiriyenko, head of the Rosatom nuclear energy agency, announced on April 16 that Russia would build two reactors with a combined 2,300 megawatts output in the region of Kaliningrad. He signed a framework agreement together with Kaliningrad Governor Georgy Boos.

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Report: Russia decommissions a reactor producing weapons-grade plutonium

Monday, April 21, 2008

MOSCOW: Russia closed down a plutonium producing reactor Sunday, marking a major milestone in U.S. nuclear nonproliferation efforts, a Russian news agency reported.

The U.S. and Russia have been working for years on arrangements to close Russia's three remaining weapons-grade plutonium producing reactors.

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Russia plans nuclear project for Kaliningrad

Monday, April 21, 2008

MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti commentator Tatyana Sinitsyna) - Russian plans to build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad Region have provoked protests from Europeans concerned about environmental and radiological safety.

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Russia eyes Kaliningrad site for 1 gigawatt nuclear power station

Friday, April 18, 2008

MOSCOW (Thomson Financial) - Rosatom nuclear energy agency head Sergei Kiriyenko said Russia wants build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad territory in order to provide electricity to domestic and international markets, Interfax reported.

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Ukraine contracts for nuclear fuel

Thursday, April 3, 2008

KIEV, Ukraine, March 31 (UPI) -- Utility giant Westinghouse Electric Co. signed a contract Monday to supply Ukraine's nuclear power plants with fuel from 2011-15, the company said.

Ukraine relies heavily on natural gas supplies from Russia, RIA Novosti reported. As such, in January 2006, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko announced plans to initiate nuclear fuel production in the country.

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