Improvements of the MPC&A system at Mayak

The Mayak Plant completed a major upgrade of the MPC&A system at its RT-1 reprocessing facility. The upgrade was funded by the TACIS (Technical Aid to Commonwealth of Independent States) program of the European Commission. The new system will allow operators to monitor measurements and movements of the material "with two-seconds intervals".

The RT-1 facility is reprocessing spent LEU fuel of VVER-440 power reactors as well as fuel of naval and research reactors that may contain HEU. Separated reactor-grade plutonium is stored at the territory of the RT-1 plant (Buildings 104 and 142).