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Rosatom planning first land-based SMR for eastern republic

Russia is planning to build a land-based small modular reactor in Yakutia, also known as Sakha, an autonomous republic which lies 4,000 km to the east of Moscow between Siberia and Russia’s far east, reports have said.

Representatives from ministries and departments in Yakutia and stat nuclear corporation Rosatom discussed the plans during an online seminar on SMRs.

They said a field survey has been completed at a potential site in the settlement of Ust-Kuyga. By the end of 2020 Rusatom Overseas plans to draw up a declaration of intent to invest in the project for authorities in Yakutia to consider.