In late November, the Russian Government approved the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Federal Target Program for 2016–2030 (NRS-2), with Rosatom to play a key role in NRS-2 implementation. Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev called the program a centerpiece of the national security.
A nuclear center for Bolivia
Rosatom will build in Bolivia a nuclear research center with three departments – a cyclotron and radiopharmaceutical center, a multi-purpose gamma irradiation facility and a research reactor. According to Bolivian Hydrocarbons and Energy Minister Luis Sanchez, the nuclear research center to be built in Bolivia by the Russian state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom will give momentum to the national technological development, local media report.
South Korea seeking Russian expertise
South Korea is willing to tap to Russia's expertise in fast breeder reactors. During his visit to the Beloyarsk NPP, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia Pak Ro Byok said that South Korea was interested in the cooperation with Rosatom.
Construction at full tilt
A cold and hot test phase is running at the new Novovoronezh Unit 6; a reactor vessel is about to be installed at Rostov NPP Unit 4 in Vogodonsk while Leningrad NPP-2, now under construction, is increasing the headcount. Here is the latest news from Russian nuclear construction sites.