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Moscow Times: Rosatom to build nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine

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Oct. 05, 2012 08:08
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Khmelnytsky Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. Nuclear industry officials from Russia and Ukraine broke ground on a new nuclear fuel manufacturing plant in Ukraine on Thursday, Oct. 4.
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Nuclear industry officials from Russia and Ukraine broke ground on a new nuclear fuel manufacturing plant in Ukraine on Thursday, Oct. 4.  

The $460 million facility is set to provide fuel for all of Ukraine's four nuclear power plants and may eventually supply fuel to unspecified third countries.

Final clearance from regulators will take several months, however, and the plant in Smolino is unlikely to be complete before 2015.

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