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In summary, following are the enterprise’s top priority problems in resolving environmental problems:

  • Ensuring safe operation of the special industrial reservoirs

  • Reducing water balance inputs at the special industrial reservoirs

  • Improving the stability of Dam P-11

  • Modernizing the radiochemical plant to reduce the amount of liquid radioactive wastes that it creates

  • Creating a new phase of the high-level waste vitrification complex

  • Creating a complex for cementing medium-level wastes so that discharges of medium-level liquid wastes into reservoirs V-9 and V-17 may be completely halted

  • Carrying out work to remove reservoirs V-9 and V-17 from operation and rehabilitate their sites

  • Developing technology to put previously accumulated high-level wastes into a form safe for long-term storage

Accomplishing these objectives will facilitate a significant reduction in the environmental impact of Mayak’s ongoing production operations and will minimize the effect of factors created by the enterprise’s previous activities.

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