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Capacity of SNF storage to be increased

      RBC, 04.10.2006, Moscow 17:38:51.The centralized storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) will be put into operation at full capacity by 2015, Sergei Kiriyenko, head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom), told a government meeting today. The dry storage at the mining and chemical works in Krasnoyarsk will be set to operate at 5,000 tonnes of fuel from the RBMK (high power reactor of channel type) by 2010 and at 29,000 tonnes from the RBMK and 9,000 from the water-water energy reactor by 2015. Also, Rosatom is planning to expand the storage to 9,000 tonnes in 2015, Kiriyenko said. Its current capacity is 6,000 tonnes and it is only half-full.

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