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Arkhangelsk Factory Produces First Nuclear Fuel Container

The first container of processed nuclear fuel has been prepared at the Sevmashpredpriyatie. The order is financed by the US Defence Ministry as part of the joint Russian-US program 'Reducing the nuclear threat.' A special commission accepted the first container after testing.

Head of Guild No. 55 Yuri Nekrasov told Rosbalt that the factory has to complete 24 containers by the end of the year, and currently they are working on eight.' Head of Marketing Arkady Artamonov said that at the present time at Sevmashpredpriyatii the production of multiple containers has been established, and only top-ranking welders work at the site for the containers' preparation.

The nuclear energy company received a special license for the production of the containers. The containers for processed nuclear fuel are earmarked for use by atomic submarines. Some of the containers will be sent to the Far East, and some to the Zvyozdochka company, which is engaged in the utilization of submarines. The containers are estimated to last 50 years. A special wagon was also created for their transport along the railroad. There is a great need for the containers in Russia as more than 100 submarines will utilize the processed fuel. American specialists inspect the production every two months. The next inspection by a US delegation will take place at the factory on May 12.

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