Peace: US, Russia Sign Nuclear Energy Agreement

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WEB Notes: We have been pointing it out more and more. Peace talks among the world. They will talk about it and it will become more mainstream but it shall not stand (1 Thes. 5:3).

(RIA) – The United States and Russia have signed a joint agreement to significantly expand cooperation on nuclear energy, research and security projects, building on a long-standing history of working on such areas together, energy leaders for the two countries said in statements this week.  

“This Agreement supports President Obama’s nonproliferation and climate priorities by providing a venue for scientific collaboration and relationship-building between the US and Russian research and technical communities,” said US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who signed the agreement Monday in Vienna, where he was attending an international atomic energy conference.

“Jointly, these communities will work to further develop advanced technologies that can address some of our most pressing nuclear energy and nuclear security challenges,” he added in a statement.

Sergey Kirienko, the director general of Rosatom, Russia’s state atomic energy corporation, also signed the deal in Vienna.

The agreement underscores the prospects of long-term interaction between the two countries in critical areas including “civil nuclear power; design of nuclear power plants and new nuclear reactor fuels; nuclear science; the use of nuclear and radiation technologies in medicine and industry; and radioactive waste management,” Rosatom said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Special attention will still be paid to nuclear nonproliferation issues, nuclear and radiation safety,” the Rosatom statement added.

The two countries said the “Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation on Cooperation in Nuclear- and Energy-Related Scientific Research and Development” supplies the legal foundation needed to expand a more basic agreement between the two countries which went into effect in January 2011.

It further builds on the success of a 1992 pact known as the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Agreement, which expired in June and provided for secure transportation, storage and destruction of weapons and worked to prevent weapons proliferation, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

The agreement paves the way for the two countries to collaborate on such projects as a research reactor under development and scheduled to be opened in Dimitrovgrad in 2019, which will be used for the testing of nuclear fuel as well as fuel cycle research, according toNuclear Street, an online provider of information on the nuclear power industry.

It also provides the structure for joint work on defending the planet from asteroids and established Russia and the US as equal partners on such projects, with each country handling its own costs, said DOE. – RIA: US, Russia Sign Nuclear Energy Agreement

One thought on “Peace: US, Russia Sign Nuclear Energy Agreement

  1. Its quite ironic on how the situation has turned when this treaty was first built upon, Russia couldn’t afford to stay in the nuclear arms race and America saw an opportunity to weaken the Russians who always seemed to have more nuclear weapons than America.

    But now Russia can afford a nuclear arms race but sees no point whilst America is struggling with the crippling costs of a nuclear arsenal, back in 1994 could anyone in the US have foreseen this, it must have been unimaginable that America would be 20 years later utterly broke.

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