Ukraine is holding back its spent fuel due to raising cost

Energoatom announced that it reduces the number of spent fuel shipments that it will send to Russia in 2008 from six to four. Earlier, it planned five shipments of VVER-1000 fuel and one of VVER-440 fuel. According to Energoatom, Russia has raised the cost of spent fuel storage and the announced move will allow the company to reduce its cost from $106 million to $60 million in 2008.

It was reported earlier that Russia raised the cost of spent fuel take back by about 18% in 2008.