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Rosatom to invest 7 bln rubles in the project “Breakthrough” in 2017

17 Feb 2017 4:34 PM | Anonymous

In 2017, the state-owned corporation Rosatom will allocated 7 billion rubles for the project "Breakthrough", the press centre of the Tomsk region’s administration reports, citing the governor Sergei Zhvachkin.

General director of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev, head of the state-owned corporation’s fuel company TVEL Yuri Olenin and Sergei Zhvachkin discussed the current issues of the Siberian chemical plant’s activity in 2017, as well as the progress of the "Breakthrough" project in Seversk.

"Alexei Evgenievich confirmed that in 2017 9 billion rubles will be allocated for the "Breakthrough" project, including 7 billion will be allocated by Rosatom," - the governor of the Tomsk region said.

According to him, at the meeting they agreed with Rosatom to synchronize the decommissioning of obsolete equipment at the Siberian chemical plant facilities with the implementation of the "Breakthrough" project schedule.

Rosatom implements the "Breakthrough" project at the Siberian chemical plant, which provides for the creation of a new technological platform of the nuclear industry with a closed nuclear fuel cycle and is aimed at solving the problems of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. One of the project’s directions is the construction of a pilot demonstration energy sector as part of the reactor facility "BREST-OD-300" with near-station nuclear fuel cycle and a complex for the production of mixed uranium-plutonium (nitride) fuel for fast neutron reactors. <