With the fall of the Soviet Union came a number of issues consolidating nuclear weaponry in Russia. With this accomplished, other safety issues still remain in the form of Soviet-built nuclear power reactors and nuclear waste. Armenia, Kazakhstan, Lituania and Ukraine are all still operating Soviet reactors, and have varying degrees of safety and storage standards.
IAEA might adopt a decision on construction of nuclear research reactor in Azerbaijan and results will come out after talks, said Azerbaijani ambassador to OSCE Fuad Ismaylov, accredited in IAEA, reports Day.Az with reference to AzTV channel.comments
Russia will be able to build a nuclear power plant in Belarus without a tender once the two ex-Soviet republics sign inter governmental agreement on civilian nuclear power use.comments
RIA Novosti reported that Russian nuclear fuel supplies to Ukrainian nuclear power plants in 2009 are nearing completion.comments