Russia to dismantle 191 nuclear submarines by 2010By Ria Novosti, IANS
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
ST PETERSBURG - Russia’s state-run civilian nuclear power corporation ‘Rosatom’ will dismantle 191 out of 198 decommissioned nuclear submarines by 2010, a company report said Tuesday.
“As of today, 198 nuclear submarines have been decommissioned from the Navy. The disposal of about 25 submarines is not yet over; many of them are in the process of disposal. By the end of 2010, 191 nuclear submarines will have been dismantled,” said Yevgeny Yevstratov, Rosatom deputy general director.
Russia has signed cooperation agreements on the disposal of decommissioned nuclear submarines with the US, Britain, Canada, Japan, Italy and Norway.