Ukraine will no longer remove spent nuclear fuel to Russia. It was reported by Acting President of the State Enterprise “National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” Petro Kotin during his visit to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, 112.ua correspondent reports.
"We do not plan to recycle anything in Russia. But to do so, we need to provide a railway branch by May, so that the first container of spent fuel can get to the centralized storage of spent nuclear fuel," stated the head of Energoatom.
He also noted that Ukraine would be able to save 150-200 million dollars a year by refusing to recycle the depleted nuclear fuel in Russia.
As we reported earlier, Energoatom is filing a lawsuit against the Russian Federation for compensation for the assets lost in Crimea.
"On December 17, 2020, NNEGC Energoatom and the international law firm Shearman & Sterling signed an agreement on the provision of services for the preparation and submission of a notice of dispute on behalf of the company to the Russian Federation," the statement said.