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Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management in Russia: View of Non-Governmental Organizations

One of the areas of state policy in the sphere of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management is provision of environmental safety for the population. On the basis of general legal principles the state policy of Russia in the sphere of radioactive waste (RW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management should not contradict the fundamental rights and legitimate interests of its citizens. The right to favourable environment, ecological and radiation safety, sustainable use of natural resources belongs both to the current and future generations. These rights are legally important and they must determine the essence of adopted normative acts. For this purpose the state policy of RW and SNF management cannot contradict the national environmental policy.

Russian Nuclear Mono-Towns: past and present

cover_mono-towns.jpgOne of the biggest secrets in the Soviet society was its closed towns. Some of them were well known, but others were so secret that they did not seem to exist. Existing towns that were turned into a closedtown ceased to exist on maps. In other places big towns grew up without any trace on maps or any other official records. Very few except those who lived there knew about their existence. Often they were known to the outside world only by their postcode, for example Krasnoyarsk-26, which stands for Zheleznogorsk.
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Foreign Agent Law: Impact on Russian Envoronmental Organization

This report is written with invaluable help from Naturvernforbundet’s Russian partners. It has been a challenge to finalize the work, as new organizations have been labelled Foreign Agents constantly, and as there is a constant flow of new information, news articles and analyses regarding the Foreign Agent law, and also on the law on Undesirable Organizations. Deadline for our collection of information was set on December 2nd 2015, when our partner organization Green World was formally listed as Foreign Agent in the register of the Ministry of Justice. We express our gratitude to the Ministry of Climate and Environment as well as to the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority. Their support enables Naturvernforbundet to follow the situation around the civil society development in Russia, and help us make the information we have public.
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NGO Green World - Civil Society Watchdog on Russian Nuclear Industry is Included in the List of "Foreign Agents"

On November 16th 2015, at 13:15 in the nuclear town Sosnovyj Bor on the Baltic Sea coast, 40 km from the St. Petersburg, representatives of the Leningrad Region Department of the Ministry of Justice of Russian Federation handed the environmental Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Green World (GW) an Act on the results of an unscheduled on-site inspection of the organization.

Legislators of Nordwest Russia Prepare for Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants

Baltic Newsletter #125

The Committee of Ecology of the Parliamentary Association of the Northwest of Russia
approved at its meeting in St. Petersburg on November 2, 2015 the composition of its Working Group to prepare proposals for the consideration of interests of regions impacted by decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

Resolution of the International round table discussion: DECOMMISSIONING OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

norway_01.jpgThe final halt and decommissioning of the world's oldest RBMK-1000 at the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) is planned for 2018. The oldest operating power units with VVER-440 nuclear power plants at the Kola NPP, the same age as LAES, will be decommissioned in the future in the Murmansk region. The Northwest Federal District of Russia will be the first to solve the complex problems associated with the decommissioning of energy units, final disposal of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The experience in solving the complex problems of the decommissioning of these nuclear power plants can be replicated in other federal districts of Russia and in other countries.

Deputies of Northwest Russia are Included in the Planning of the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants

Baltic newsletter # 124

On March 19 in St. Petersburg, the Standing Committee on Ecology of the Parliamentary Association of the Northwest of Russia held a regular meeting of the heads of environmental committees (commissions) of legislative bodies of the Northwest of Russia.

Resolution of the Round Table Discussion

The model of cooperation between authorities, nuclear industry and public discussed in St. Petersburg in the frame of International Round Table Discussion, March 12.
There are participated the representatives of the authorities, nuclear industry, scientists and public from Russia, USA. After the discussion, the participants adopted the resolution with the recommendations to all stakeholders of the decision making process of the nuclear facilities.

European Lobby Tour against European import of Russian nuclear electricity and to promote common EU-Russia environmental standards

The cooperating organizations in the Decommissioning Network have as their main goal to convince the Russian government to start the decommission process of the oldest and most dangerous nuclear power plants. The present official Russian policy is to expand the number of nuclear power stations with new constructions and giving the existing old nuclear reactors lifetime extensions beyond their design life-time limit. This is working contrary to the goal of our project.

Interview of Oleg Bodrov, an expert of an international network of NGOs Decommission, with Darius Posevisius, one of the organizers of the international conference on the decommissioning of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, Vilnius, (Lithuania) 12 Septem

There is almost no chance of winning. Russian courts are politicized and serve the current government. This government has proclaimed the development of nuclear energy as a national strategy. The goal of Green World is to inform the Russian public and Baltic countries about the impending danger. The essence of the threat is not neither a systemic, nor comprehensive assessment of threats to the extension of the operation of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) has taken place on the part of the nuclear safety regulators of Rostakhnadzor.