Russia raises the cost of spent fuel takeback

According to a RBC News report,Russia wants to raise the price it charges Ukraine for taking its spent fuel back by about 18% in 2008. Accoring to the report, "It cost $372 to ship a kilogram of spent fuel in 2002. The price went up to $520 in 2006, and could reach $730 in 2008." In 2007 Ukraine was reported to have made six spent fuel shipments to Russia. The same number of shipments was expected in 2008, but Ukraine may reconsider this.