Belarus has three scenarios for spent nuclear fuel of the Belarusian NPP. All of them provide for its storage on the Belarusian territory in one form or another.
The scenarios are described in the environmental report of the Sosny Joint Institute for Energy and Nuclear Research.
The first option provides for sending the irradiated fuel assembly for reprocessing in the Russian Federation, taking into account the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) on the territory of the Russian Federation, followed by the return of high level waste (HLW).
The second option provides for sending the Belarusian NPP SFA for reprocessing in the Russian Federation, taking into account the “dry” storage of spent nuclear fuel on the territory of Belarus with subsequent return and preservation of HLW to Belarus.
The third option is long-term storage of the irradiated fuel assembly, including subsequent disposal in Belarus.
The report also provides an assessment of the relevant infrastructure for all three options:
The report on the draft strategy for the treatment of spent fuel of the Belarusian NPP will be discussed in Astravets on January 14 within the framework of public hearings.