U.S.-FUNDED NUCLEAR WASTE FACILITY OPENS. Russian and U.S. officials have opened a facility in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, aimed at helping reduce the risk of pollution from Russia's decommissioned nuclear submarines. The joint Russian-U.S. project is estimated at $17 million and was carried out by Russian, British, and French companies with U.S. Lockheed Martin Energy Technologies as prime contractor, according to Reuters on 18 October. JC
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