Russia and Japan cement nuclear cooperation

10 April 2012

An agreement between Russia and Japan to cooperate in the peaceful use of atomic energy is to come into effect in May, according to Rosatom. The agreement will remain in force for 25 years, unless terminated by either party.

The document lays down the regulatory basis for cooperation in the field of nuclear power and industry. It covers cooperation in exploration and mining of uranium deposits, design, construction and operation of light-water reactors, nuclear safety, including radiation protection and environmental monitoring. The agreement also provides for supply of nuclear material.

“The agreement meets interests of Russia and is a fundamental document for development of the Russia-Japan wide-scale mutually beneficial cooperation in the area of nuclear power which implementation will serve to the further strengthening of the strategic partnership between the two countries,” Russian state firm Rosatom said in a statement.

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