The last Russian plutonium production reactor to shut down

The date for the shutdown of the last Russian Pu production reactor, ADE-2 in Zheleznogorsk, is set to May 31, 2009. It is not clear, however, if the power plant that is supposed to replace ADE-2 in providing heat for Zheleznogorsk, will be ready in time for the winter season (a delay was, in fact, expected). According to the April 29, 2009 order signed by Sergei Kiriyenko the reactor will go into a standby mode, ready to resume operations if necessary. According to the U.S.-Russian agreement, the reactor was to shutdown in 2010.