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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Russia and Japan recycle nuclear subs

the recycling of nuclear submarines. Photo: RIA Novosti

A Russian-Japanese project for recycling nuclear submarines has been completed in Russia’s far-eastern Maritime Region. Aimed at reducing the threat of ecological pollution and ensuring nuclear safety in the Pacific, the project was launched in 2006. Five submarines of the Russian Pacific Fleet have been recycled, four at the Zvezda plant in the town of Bolshoi Kamen and one at a Kamchatka plant. A floating platform to process liquid radioactive waste has been built in Russia and the first multi-purpose submarine of the Victor type has been scrapped under the project, which is part of an intergovernmental treaty on cooperation in disarmament.