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French paper reports open-air storage of nuclear waste in Russia

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France's Liberation newspaper has published the findings of a report claiming that spent fuel from French power plants is being stored at an open-air site in Russia.

MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti) - France's Liberation newspaper has published the findings of a report claiming that spent fuel from French power plants is being stored at an open-air site in Russia.

The findings will be broadcast in a documentary on the TV channel Arte on Tuesday.

According to the research, EDF, the main French electricity company, sends some of its nuclear waste to a center near the Siberian city of Tomsk. However, the technology for processing the waste is reportedly absent, and the depleted uranium is merely dumped in an open site.

Liberation says that 13% of waste from nuclear power plants owned by EDF is stored there.

 

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