Minatom: the Grab for Trash

  title={Minatom: the Grab for Trash},
  author={P. Webster},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={33 - 37}
  • P. Webster
  • Published 2002
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
0 fall of Siberia's far-flung nuclear cities, Krasnoyarsk-a gritty industrial hub 1,500 miles east of Moscow-holds pride of place as Russia's preeminent nuclear town. Surrounded by a maze of uranium mines, a massive underground plutonium plant, the country's largest spent-fuel storage facility, a large uranium enrichment plant, and two spent fuel-reprocessing plants, Krasnoyarsk is nuclear to its core. Stalin chose this remote city as a nuclear center in 1950. Ever since, its fate has been… Expand
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