Armenia To Set Up Uranium Prospecting Joint Venture With Russia

ARMENIA TO SET UP URANIUM PROSPECTING JOINT VENTURE WITH RUSSIA

RIA Novosti
March 6 2008
Russia

YEREVAN, March 6 (RIA Novosti) – The Armenian government authorized
on Thursday the establishment of a joint venture with Russia for
the additional prospecting of uranium deposits in the South Caucasus
republic.

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Armenian
environmental ministry agreed in February to set up a joint venture on
a parity basis for the additional prospecting of Armenian uranium,
which will be enriched in a specialized international center in
Angarsk, East Siberia.

The centre is to operate under the supervision of the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

"This decision was made pursuant to a memorandum signed between
Rosatom and the Armenian environmental ministry on February 6, 2008
on developing cooperation in uranium prospecting, production and
processing," the Armenian government’s press office said.

Armenian uranium reserves are estimated at 30,000-60,000 metric tons.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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