Russia has accumulated 650 million cubic meters of radioactive waste, Deputy Atomic Energy Minister Nikolai Yegorov told a Moscow conference on Tuesday. The Navy and the Mayak nuclear weapons plant in Chelyabinsk are the main sources. While 90 billion rubles have been earmarked for research projects this year to find ways to process and store this waste, only 21.8 billion has so far been released, he said. (Interfax, October 15 1996)
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