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India can reprocess spent fuel from Kudankulam nuclear power plant

India can reprocess its spent fuel from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Russian utility Rosatom said.

Rosatom is building two reactors at the Kudankulam plant. The first 1,000-MW unit is now operating at full power, and construction is scheduled to begin soon on the twin reactor. A spokeswoman with the utility said that if India wanted Rosatom to reprocess its fuel, there would have to be a separate agreement under which that was specified, according to the Business Standard.

“Under the existing agreement, India has to take care of its spent fuel,” the spokeswoman was quoted as saying in the article.

Rosatom is developing a nuclear power plant that can use spent nuclear fuel.

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