Swiss energy firm shuns Russian nuclear fuel
AFP · 14 Nov 2011, 10:19
Published: 14 Nov 2011 10:19 GMT+01:00
It also said it would ask French supplier Areva to boycott Majak as long as the plant's delivery process remained unclear.
Instead Axpo said it would take its fuel from Russia's Seversk plant, which was inspected by a team from the Swiss company last month.
MSZ Electrosal, Majak's operators, barred a similar team from visiting the site 2,000 kilometres east of Moscow in June, saying it was in a military zone.
Environmental campaigners Greenpeace accuses both Majak and Seversk of contaminating the area and harming the local population by using defective uranium.