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Russia, U.S. sign nuclear agreement

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:03 AM
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Russia, U.S. sign nuclear agreement


www.usatoday.com

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and U.S. officials signed a key agreement on civilian nuclear power Tuesday that could give Washington access to Russian technology and potentially hand Moscow lucrative deals on storing spent fuel.

The deal, signed on the eve of Dmitry Medvedev's inauguration as president, signals a reversal in policy for the U.S. administration on cooperating with Russia on nuclear issues. Cooperation had cooled in recent years, mainly due to disagreements over how to handle Iran's perce
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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:03 AM
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Is this a good development, or/and just a mutual business agreement, we dump nuclear fuel to Russia, supplying lucrative business deals, and they give us tech?
I found the bit "give Washington access to Russian technology" interesting, what do they exactly mean, in the article it states the US will get access to Russian state-of-the art nuclear technology.
Doesn't the US have state of the art nuclear technology already?

The article states this, "The U.S. is especially interested in developments in areas including fast-neutron reactors and recycling nuclear fuel."

Funny how money brings people together, despite their differences.

www.usatoday.com
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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:21 AM
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Well well, looks like Russia has managed to create a better version than the Candu reactors the Canadians created. I salute them.

The more of the nuclear fuel we can use for power, the less time we have to put it in safe storage to be out of harms way.


If the Russians have really come up with a better way to recycle the spent nuclear fuel... it shouldn't just be the US wanting to sign a deal... hell, lets get the rest of the world on-board!



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