After offloading spent nuclear fuel in Murmansk Thursday night, the ship Puma experienced problems on its way south along the Norwegian coast. Puma took in water and needed help from the Coast Guard.
Puma has now reached Murmansk with spent nuclear fuel from Serbia, after sailing along the Norwegian coast. The picture shows Puma in Murmansk, taken by Naturvernforbundet today.
07.12.2010: Important victory
Naturvernforbundet and Russian partners are applauding the German decision to cancel the planned transport of spent nuclear fuel to Mayak in Russia. The bad environmental situation at the Mayak facility is the reason for the decision.
06.12.2010: Transport to Mayak in Russia
A ship carrying spent nuclear fuel will reach Norwegian waters within the next 24 hours on its way to Murmansk. Naturvernforbundet asks that emergency preparedness is increased, and that Norwegian authorities confront the transport of dangerous radioactive materials.
- The incident at Kola nuclear power plant yesterday shows the need of closing the reactors, and start making plans for decommissioning, says Yuri Ivanov in Naturvernforbundet’s partner organisation “Kola Environmental Centre”.
A documentary about radioactive problems in Mayak area, created by Gennadi Shabarin for the decommission project, has won the prize of the festival at Baykal International Film Festival 2010.
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