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    ST. PETERSBURG, November 15 (RIA Novosti - Northwest, Olga Vtorova) - Russian shipyard Sevmash and a U.S. task force will discuss the disposal of nuclear submarines in the Russian arctic city of Severodvinsk under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (CTR), Sevmash said Tuesday.

    The parties will discuss the disposal of two Project 941 Akula (Typhoon) attack nuclear submarines and the production of transportation package containers for spent nuclear fuel, Sevmash said.

    Sevmash has recently completed the disposal of the first Akula submarine, the world's largest nuclear powered naval vessel, under the CTR program.

    There is an agreement with the U.S. on the disposal of another Akula submarine, which is already in the dockyard of Sevmash, the company said. The parties are also expected to discuss the disposal of yet another submarine in the Russian Northern Fleet.

    The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program stipulates assistance to former Soviet republics to eliminate weapons of mass destruction under the START-I strategic arms reduction treaty.

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