Belarus not to depend on Russian uranium supplies

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Even if Russia becomes Belarus's general partner in the construction of a nuclear power plant, our country will not be dependant on the supplies of Russian nuclear fuel, Academician Aliaksandr Mikhalevich of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus said in a statement. Addressing a seminar at the Belarusian Nuclear Research Institute in Sosny, Mikhalevich noted that there was no monopoly on the nuclear fuel in today's world. There are sufficient stocks of uranium to supply all nuclear power stations in the world within seven years, he said.

Apart from Russia, China and France could be alternative suppliers for the Belarusian nuclear station, reports Belapan.