600 tons of nuclear waste delivered to Russia from Germany

Source : 112 Ukraine

This entails dumped uranium hexafluoride - so-called “uranium tails”
13:15, 23 December 2019


600 tons of nuclear waste were delivered to St. Petersburg from Germany by cargo ship "Mikhail Dudin". This was stated by Greenpeace expert Rashid Alimov, Deutsche Welle reports.

This entails 600 tons of dumped uranium hexafluoride - these are the so-called "uranium tails". Nuclear waste has been transhipped to railway platforms from where it will be transferred to Novouralsk by train.

"We insist that nuclear waste from other countries should not be stored in Russia," Alimov said.

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Rosatom claims that depleted uranium is being brought to Russia for processing, and then it will be sent abroad.

Greenpeace is confident that this waste remains in Russia, where it has been accumulated up to one million tons.

As we reported earlier, 107 thousand tourists have already visited Chernobyl Exclusion Zone since the beginning of 2019. This was stated by the press service of the State Agency of Ukraine for the management of the exclusion zone.

Reportedly, traffic growth has begun this spring. The number of tourists has increased due to simplification of the clearance procedure, namely the introduction of an electronic pass, the creation of additional infrastructure and increased interest in Chornobyl after the release of HBO’s mini-series "Chernobyl".

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