Slovakia will refuse Russian nuclear fuel

Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger said that his country intends to get rid of dependence on nuclear fuel from Russia.

Heger said during his visit to Vienna on Monday: “Slovakia intends to get rid of dependence on Russia for fuel supplies for its nuclear power plants. The government has been negotiating this with potential new suppliers for several months now.”

“I don’t know how long it will take, but we are determined to complete this process,” he added.

The Slovak Prime Minister pointed out that the transition to a new fuel for nuclear power plants usually takes 3 to 6 years, but the current crisis requires that these efforts be accelerated.

It is noteworthy that the Russian company TVIL, affiliated with the Russian state corporation Rosatom, supplies nuclear fuel to Slovakia and other EU countries, since their reactors operate according to Soviet and Russian technology, and counts on Rosatom to provide 100% enriched uranium for their reactors.

Source: RIA Novosti

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