"We plan to set up joint facilities for enrichment and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel in India and some European countries. In China we already have such facility," informed Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of Rosatom, the State Nuclear Energy Corporation of Russia. He was advocating the 3-day Atom expo 2010 International forum.
Kiriyenko invited other countries who develop atomic energy, to invest in nuclear fuel joint ventures in Russia to aid the fuel supplies for their power plants.
Russia will complete two nuclear reactors at Kudankulam, in the Thirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It will also build six more including the Haripur nuclear power project in West Bengal.
Kiriyenko also appreciated Anil Kakodkar, the eminent Indian nuclear scientist and the former chief of India's Atomic Energy Commission. Kiriyenko greeted Kakodkar as the world's one of the most outstanding nuclear scientists, who has made enormous contribution to the field of atomic enery.
Russia will create a buffer stock of nuclear fuel to maintain the smooth functioning of nuclear reactors in any part of the world, if political or market constraints hit the society. Kiriyenko said that the buffer stock of nuclear fuel, will be under the control of International Atomic Energy Commission (IAEA).