On the disposal of radioactive waste in Russia in 2016 will spend 460 million rubles

EKATERINBURG, December 22. On the disposal of radioactive waste (RW) 3 and 4 classes in Russia in 2016 it is planned to spend 460 million rubles. About it reported in a press-service of the National operator for radioactive waste management (FSUE “no RAO”).

“In 2016 the funding program final insulation 3, and 4 classes of radioactive waste in Russia is planned to spend 460 million rubles. In 2014 this amounted to 314 million, in 2015 – according to preliminary data – 447 million rubles,” – said the company.

The average cost of placing a single point of burial of radioactive waste of classes 3 and 4 the volume of 150 thousand cubic meters is 6 billion rubles. Already built the first subsurface point in Novouralsk (Sverdlovsk region) and obtained the operating license in 2016. “Discusses the platforms for the placement of such facilities in Tomsk, Chelyabinsk, Leningrad, Arkhangelsk regions and in Central Russia”, – said the press service.

Funding “BUT RAO” comes from a special Fund formed at the expense of the tariff, and the Federal target program. The design and construction of disposal locations 3 and 4 classes of waste, namely intermediate level short-lived low and intermediate level, is financed from the budget of the enterprise, and the development of the project and the construction of facilities for final isolation of 1 and 2 classes – high level and intermediate level long-lived – Federal target program.

For 1st and 2nd grades in the future it is planned to build only one deep isolation. “Also for this unique facility will be built underground laboratory at the rock bottom-the array of Kansk of Krasnoyarsk region. Already received a positive conclusion of the State ecological examination required for the license,” said in “BUT RAO”.

“BUT RAO” was the only organization in Russia authorized to perform the disposal of radioactive waste (RW) and other related functions. Amounts accumulated since the implementation of the Soviet atomic project RAO are in the territory of the Russian Federation and make about 500 million cubic meters.