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RWM to spend HUF 18 billion next year

The Radioactive Waste Management Nonprofit Kft (RHK) will spend HUF 16 billion (€59.76 million) on waste disposal and waste-storage facility construction in 2009 and HUF 18 billion for these purposes in 2010, RHK CEO József Hegyháti said at a press conference on Monday.

Hegyháti remarked that RHK had transported 1,600 barrels of radioactive waste from the Paks Nuclear Power Plant to the low- and medium-level nuclear waste-storage facility in Bátaapáti this year.

The underground part of the Bátaapáti facility is now being constructed and is expected to be completed in 2011. The facility presently has enough space for storage of 3,000 barrels of radioactive waste.

RHK, which manages the storage facility, receives its financial resources from the Central Nuclear Financial Fund. The bulk of the payments into the fund come from Paks Nuclear Power Plant. (MTI-ECONEWS)