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A source told the date of commencement of the start-up of unit №1 of the Belarusian NPP

Start loading nuclear fuel into the reactor of unit №1 of the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for Friday, reported RIA Novosti a source familiar with the plans of these works.

Thus will begin the stage of physical start-up unit, said the Agency interlocutor.

The Finance Ministry has proposed to cut funding for the nuclear industry

The Finance Ministry has proposed to reduce funding for the development of the nuclear industry in the years 2021-2023 approximately 67.5 billion.

This is stated in the document "Methodology of calculation of the maximum baseline budget appropriations of the Federal budget on state programs of the Russian Federation and non-programme activities".

In Japan recognized safe plant for reprocessing

The control Board atomic energy of Japan officially recognized safe plant for the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and retrieving of plutonium to create MOX fuel, reported the TV channel NHK.

The construction of the plant in Aomori Prefecture in the North of the main Japanese island of Honshu began in 1993 and was completed in 1997, but due to numerous problems during construction, and then due to the tightening of safety regulations after the accident at NPP "Fukushima-1" in 2011 it was never completed. After receiving the official recognition of the security is scheduled for completion next year and in January 2022 to run the plant. However, after the decision to dismantle the nuclear power plant "Monju" fast breeder, which was to use MOX fuel, the prospects of practical use of the plant became more than uncertain. In addition, no plant for the recycling of spent on fast neutron reactors and thermal neutron reactors MOX-fuel and the plant for manufacturing MOX-fuel.

The cooperation has been successful ITER project, said the EC

Fortress international cooperation, including with the participation of representatives of Russia, EU, China and the United States have been successful in the project on creation of thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER, said EU energy Commissioner Kadri Simson in a video message at the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the reactor.

"Today we celebrate more than just a technical milestone. I would like particularly to highlight three things. First, the power of international collaboration... I want to thank our partners from China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States for what they came all this way with the European Union. Without your participation and contribution we would not be here today," she said.

Putin described the ITER project as an example of international cooperation

The project of construction of the international thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER is a Prime example of effective and mutually beneficial multilateral cooperation, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his greeting to the participants in France a ceremony to mark the commencement of works on assembling and installation of equipment of the reactor.

Welcome text via videoconference was read by Director General of Rosatom state Corporation Alexey Likhachev.

In the Kuzbass has developed innovative equipment for nuclear power plants

Company-resident of the Kuzbass Technopark has developed innovative equipment for the Smolensk nuclear power plant for ultra deep cleaning of fire-resistant oils, which will prolong the life of oils will reduce the number of repairs and ensure the reliability of oil-filled equipment, save money, reports the press service of the administration of the government of Kuzbass.

"Company – resident of the Kuzbass Technopark has developed innovative equipment for the Smolensk nuclear power plant. Process unit "FODZH" created by "Microcenter Siberia" - a resident of the Kuzbass Technopark and innovation center "SKOLKOVO". Experts have developed and patented a new method of deep purification fire-resistant oil for nuclear power", – stated in the message.

The energy Ministry of Belarus told about cooperation with the IAEA

The safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is a priority, close cooperation with the IAEA goes with the beginning of the nuclear project, said the Director of the Department of nuclear energy Ministry of Belarus Vasily polyukhovich.

"The safety of nuclear plants is a priority for us. A system of supervision of the construction of a nuclear power station, which includes both departmental and public oversight," polyukhovich said during the online conference "Nuclear energy in Belarus: benefits and prospects".

Buenos Aires received from Moscow proposals for uranium mining in Argentina

Deputy foreign Minister of Argentina, Jorge Neme said that Buenos Aires received suggestions on possible uranium mining in Argentina with the use of modern environmental requirements.

In January 2018 in the framework of the official visit to Russia by Argentine President Mauricio Macri, the parties signed a Memorandum of understanding for exploration and mining of uranium in Argentina.

The expert explained the importance of the future launch of the new unit of Leningrad NPP-2

Upcoming in Russia, the launch of the new power unit No. 2 of Leningrad NPP-2 will be a landmark for several reasons, the chief editor of the information portal on nuclear energy AtomInfo.ru Alexander Uvarov.

AES-2006 is designed in the XXI century the nuclear power plant project so-called generation 3 with improved technical and economic indicators. The units of this project have now become the main export product of the state Corporation "Rosatom" - they already planned to build in different countries.

The reactor vessel for unit 1 of the NPP "Akkuyu" was tested

The reactor vessel for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey with the participation of Russia, has successfully passed the hydraulic tests have confirmed the reliability of this product and its readiness for future exploitation, reported the press service of the machine-building division of Rosatom Atomenergomash.

Tests were conducted by the manufacturer of the reactor of the plant "Atommash" (Volgodonsk, Rostov region). "For the responsible of the final stage in the manufacture of the reactor vessel uses a special underground stand – caisson. He put the support ring, on which a crane with a lifting capacity of 600 tons was installed in the design position of the reactor vessel and shut down process lid. Hydraulic tests conducted in accordance with special technology, in which the reactor vessel was created maximum pressure (24,5 megapascals) above the operating pressure by 1.4 times," - said in the message.

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