Rosatom has delayed the removal of nuclear fuel from Ukraine

Росатом отложил вывоз ядерного топлива из Украины

By the end of the year, the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant plan to cover the new “Sarcophagus”

First flight this year was postponed due to lack of advance.

Rosatom has delayed the export of this year’s first batch of spent nuclear fuel from Ukraine from-for problems with payments, said the Director of the Russian state Corporation Oleg Kryukov, Interfax reported.

“Ukraine has problems with payment. The first flight is postponed”, – he said. According to him, the flight had been postponed, “as the Russian side has not received the advance payment for export under the contract”.

Kryukov noted that Rosatom intends to continue the contracts with Ukraine

He also noted that Ukraine intends to build a repository for spent nuclear fuel.

Earlier media reported that the new repository for spent nuclear fuel builds at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the American company Holtec International. Store plan to be commissioned in 2017 along with a new arch over the destroyed 4th reactor.