Rosatom: Transfer of nuclear fuel and enriched uranium to Europe and America continues

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Rosatom: Transfer of nuclear fuel and enriched uranium to Europe and America continues

The deputy general director of Russia’s state-owned Rosatom said that the transfer of nuclear fuel and enriched uranium to Europe and America will continue despite all complications.

According to Wednesday’s TASS report, Kirill Komarov said that the continuation of the export of nuclear fuel and enriched uranium to Europe and the U.S. was decided at the Atom Expo 2022 in Sotchi, adding, “Up to this moment, no important contract with Rusatom has been canceled.”

Emphasizing that the fuel cycle should not be jeopardized due to some political considerations, he continued, “Even in the current situation, when the EU has closed European airspace to Russia, Russian aircraft are transporting nuclear fuel and enriched uranium to European nuclear facilities, and exports to the U.S. also continue.”

The first deputy director general of Rosatom said, “Our company is one of the largest pillars in the nuclear sector and it is not possible to simply ignore Rosatom. The shipping process is a bit complicated, but we continue to ship.”

According to him, Russia and Rosatom will maintain their global leadership in the nuclear fuel sector.

Atom Expo 2022 is an important international event of the global nuclear industry, it was held in the presence of prominent experts of this industry from about 50 countries on November 21-22. The theme of this year’s event was “Nuclear Spring; Creating a Sustainable Future.”

During this two-day forum in Sochi, the role of nuclear climate issues and the contribution of nuclear technologies to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals were discussed. This conference has been held every year since 2009, except during the 2020 and 21st Corona pandemics.

 

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