A train of seven armoured wagons-containers with spent nuclear fuel on Monday safely arrived from Ukraine at the chemical processing works near Krasnoyarsk (Siberia).
As the head of the public relations service of the works, Pavel Morozov, reported, several days later, after appropriate procedures at the local customs, another consignment of containers with spent nuclear fuel will be stored under a ten-metre layer of water.
On Monday the Krasnoyarsk works completed the placing into the storage of the containers which had arrived from the Kalinin nuclear power plant (centre of the European part of Russia). Yury Morozov said that in 2002 the works had transferred more than 128 million roubles to the budget of the Krasnoyarsk Territory for the storage of spent nuclear fuel.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969