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Core catcher on its way to Belarus 2

New Nuclear

31 July 2014

Ostrovets 1 core catcher 48The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology has started preparing the core melt trap, or core catcher, for shipment to the site of the Belarus nuclear power plant, near Ostrovets.

Russian waste transport ship completes test mission

Waste and Recycling

22 July 2014

Rossita 48The Rossita, a nuclear waste transport ship donated to Russia by Italy in 2011, has completed its first mission.

Russia and Argentina sign nuclear power agreement

Nuclear Policies

14 July 2014

Russia-Argentina July 2014 48Russia and Argentina have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Russia targets 2030 for BN-1200

New Nuclear

22 July 2014

Russia plans to start construction of three BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactors before 2030, the director general of Rosenergoatom, Evgeny Romanov, said on 21 July.

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS "energy association" that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute.

Iran extends cooperation with Russian nuclear regulator

Regulation and Safety

08 July 2014

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has agreed to continue and expand its provision of consulting services to its Iranian counterpart for the operation of the Bushehr nuclear power plant.