Mayak plans expansion of reprocessing

Director of the PO Mayak, Sergei Baranov, announced the plan to build new reprocessing facilities that would allow Mayak to reprocess VVER-1000 fuel as well as "any other Russian or foreign fuel" and "Soviet legacy fuel". Currently Mayak has two reprocessing lines at its RT-1 facility that can reprocess fuel of VVER-440 reactors and that of research and naval reactors.

Baranov said that it would take five to seven years to build the new facilities. He noted, however, that it is not clear if the project will be funded.