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Russian uranium production to be concentrated in Tomsk region

By The Siberian Times reporter
26 January 2013

All production of uranium across Russia will be in the closed Siberian town of Seversk by 2016.

Russian uranium production to be concentrated in Tomsk region. Pictures: Tomsk old city, by The Siberian Times

The aim is to streamline the process which is now based at three sites. It means processing plants at Angarsk in Irkutsk region and Glazov in Udmurtia will diversify to other operations.

The disclosure, carried by Itar-Tass, was made by Oleg Bekmemetyev, a deputy director general of the Chepetsk Mechanical Plant in Glazov.

'There are three facilities producing uranium in Russia', he said. 'There'll be a single one and it'll be locate in Seversk in Siberia. A project has been drafted for concentrating the entire production capability there'.

He added: 'It's much easier to bring uranium to Seversk, to dress it there and to supply it to the factories producing nuclear fuel'.

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