12 November 2013, Tuesday, 13:09

Rustem Khamitov is against nuclear waste disposal in Bashkortostan

author: Bashinform News Agency

In connection with the rumors spread that Rosatom plans to place nuclear waste disposal at Lemezy village of Iglinskiy region of Bashkortostan, the press secretary of the head of the republic Artem Valiev declares that the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov is against the deployment of nuclear waste disposal in the republic.

"Nobody addressed to the leadership of Bashkortostan with a proposal to host a nuclear waste disposal. The President's position on the matter is principled: he is against it. Now we will investigate who was the source of this initiative", the press secretary of the President of Bashkortostan said.

Information on the relevant purchase was placed on the website of Rosatom on July 22 this year. Federal State Unitary Enterprise "National operator of nuclear waste" is an organizer of the purchase, according to published reports. In addition to Bashkortostan there are another eight subjects of the Russian Federation (the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Tomsk, Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk, Samara, Saratov, Arkhangelsk Regions and the Republic of Kalmykia). Currently, all nine items are inactive, as their status is marked as canceled. However, rumors have spread among users of social networks about the resumption of the lot on locating a burial for nuclear waste from Europe in Iglinskiy region.

There is no any official information available about the details of the project on public purchases at the moment. It was not possible to get any comment on the situation from Rosatom so far.