BN-600 operating license extended to 2025, may be extended further

Russia's nuclear regulatory body, Rostekhnadzor, extended the operating license of the BN-600 fast-neutron reactor until 2025. The current license, which was set to expire this year, was issued in 2010.

The reactor has been in operation since 1981. The Beloyarsk plant, which operates the reactor, is developing a project that could allow the reactor to operate until 2040.