Whitehaven News

The Whitehaven News



BNFL RIVAL

Thursday, April 26, 2001

SELLAFIELD faces a new rival in the business of nuclear fuel storage and reprocessing.

Russia is preparing to enter the market place.

According to the scheme developed by Russian concern Mina-tom, the country may earn up to $20 billion in 10 years by taking in around 20,000 tons of foreign spent nuclear fuel.

Russia's own spent nuclear fuel stock is estimated at 14,000 tons.

Minatom's intentions regarding the fuel are uncertain.