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Russia and Japan discuss nuclear submarine recycling

      RBC, 30.08.2006, Moscow 15:54:35.At a meeting in Moscow, the chief of Russia's Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom), Sergei Kiriyenko, and Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Katsutoshi Kaneda discussed cooperation between the two countries on nuclear-powered submarine recycling, Rosatom's press office reported. Russia and Japan cooperate in this area under a bilateral intergovernmental agreement dated October 13, 1993. The document's purpose is to provide assistance to Russia in disposing of its nuclear weapons subject to a build-down. As part of the agreement, the Japanese government has financed the construction of a floating complex worth some $35m to process liquid radioactive waste.

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