Medvedev: in the next 15 years will have to eliminate a number of nuclear facilities

GORKI, November 16. Over the next 15 years in Russia have dismantled a number of nuclear facilities and to put in order the territory in which they lived, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government meeting.

“In General, increasing the number of nuclear facilities that have passed their service life. Russia is already a nuclear power, and these factors significantly affect the existing system of nuclear safety. In the next 15 years we need to transfer to a safe state and then dismantled a number of facilities, areas, where they were put in order,” said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister also noted that the need to develop infrastructure for the storage of spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants and also for processing it.

According to Dmitry Medvedev, Russia has created a balanced system of control of nuclear and radiation safety, which eliminates the risk of catastrophes. “Thanks to the efforts, primarily of the state Corporation “Rosatom” and the stakeholders, managed to create a balanced system of control on nuclear sites and practically, hopefully, to reduce the main risks of radiation environmental disasters is not” – said the head of the Cabinet.

The Prime Minister noted that at the government meeting, a draft of the Federal program to ensure nuclear and radiation safety for the period up to 2030. “This area is a key to security and national growth, and national security,” Medvedev said.

“Ultimately it is our responsibility to eliminate the influence of radiation factors on people and on the environment”, he concluded.