The report «Decommissioning of Russia’s Old Nuclear Power Reactors. Status Update of the Key Process in 2017»

The report «Decommissioning of Russia’s Old Nuclear Power Reactors. Status Update of the Key Process in 2017« analyzed the situation with the withdrawal of nuclear power plants for 2017.
The report was prepared by Russian and Norwegian non-governmental organizations, which is 15 years working with this topic.
There are presented the current situation with the planning of the withdrawal of Russian NPPs, 75% of which are working in the mode of extending the project lifetimes. The situation with financing of decommissioning, as well as handling of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel is analyzed.

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Business Game on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) within the framework of the XIX International Environmental Forum «Baltic Sea Day 2018»

On March 23, a business game on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) was held in St. Petersburg within the framework of the XIX International Environmental Forum «Baltic Sea Day 2018». Participants included representatives from Russia, Sweden and Finland. Around 25 people.
The aim of the game is to work out a model of participation in the compilation of a marine plan for a hypothetical water and coastal areas.

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The Results of the Public Environmental Impact Assessment (PEIA) of Nord Stream 2 project

On Monday, January 15, 2018 in St. Petersburg in the Business News Agency held a press conference «The Results of the Public Environmental Impact Assessment (PEIA) of Nord Stream 2 project». The NGO Center for Expertise «ECOM» of the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists presented the PEIA, which was launched on October 5, 2017.

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Position paper of the “Public Council of the south shore of the Gulf of Finland” and NGO Indigenous people “Shoykula” about Nord Stream 2 project.

The Russian public ask the «Friends of the Earth Europe» to be solidarity with Russian NGOs. It’s necessary to persuade the European investors of the Nord Stream 2 Project not to finance the construction of the Trans-Baltic gas pipeline if it is laid via the «Kurgalsky Peninsula» — the international Ramsar site.

Position paper of the “Public Council of the south shore of the Gulf of Finland” and NGO Indigenous people “Shoykula” about Nord Stream 2 project.

Unknown Fire at Ecomet-S Facility Close to St. Petersburg

On Monday, December 18, 2017, in the evening, there was a fire in SosnovyBor, in the center of the nuclear cluster of the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland http://www.interessant.ru/people/pozhar-u-lieninghradskoi-at. Waste was burned on the territory of EKOMET-S, Europe’s largest recycler (by means of remelting) of metallic radioactive waste.

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Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management in Russia. View of Non-Government Organizations

Russian and international non-governmental organizations have their own opinion on the problem of RW and SNF disposal outlined in various documents. NGO members of the DECOMMISSION International Network have been analysing the experience of safe disposal of RW and SNF for over ten years.
This analysis is based on the official printed state documents and positions of the NGOs – members of the DECOMMISSION International Network.
The authors of this report would like to express their appreciation to Oleg E. Muratov, member of the Public Council of Rosatom, for his valuable observations and comments, many of which were included.
To read the booklet you can here.

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Nuclear Geopolitics in the Baltic Sea Region: Exposing Russian Strategic Interests behind Ostrovets NPP

Is Russia furthering its strategic interests by facilitating and supporting the construction of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant in Belarus? Giedrius Česnakas and Justinas Juozaitis believe so. For example, they suggest that this project is not only enabling Moscow to increase its foothold in Belarus, but also undermine competing EU plans and regional energy projects in the Baltic. As a result, Česnakas and Juozaitis contend it´s high time for the EU and others to acknowledge geopolitical significance of the Ostrovets project.  read more….