Thursday, May 31, 2007

Armenia not going to enrich uranium on its territory


Works will be carried out jointly with Rosatom in southern Armenia to confirm forecasts about uranium resources in the near future, RA President Robert Kocharian said at May 30 sitting of the security council on atomic energy.

Armenia is not going to enrich uranium on its territory. “We prefer to join the idea of formation of international centers on providing services of nuclear fuel cycle under IAEA. Agreement with the Russian federation has been already achieved,” the RA leader said.

During his recent visit to Yerevan Rostatom head Sergey Kiriyenko said uranium resources in Armenia can reach 60 thousand tons. Armenia itself needs 400 tons of nuclear fuel. The republic is supposed to enrich fuel in the international nuclear center in Angarsk. The founders of the center are Russia and Kazakhstan, IA Regnum reports.

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