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Belarusian scientists developing new nuclear fuel with Russian, US counterparts

A new kind of nuclear fuel can be more effective, affordable and safe. Belarusian scientists are working on the creation of such a material together with colleagues from Russia and the United States. As a result they expect to get a material that can be used in nuclear power plants.

There are plans to hold a number of research projects in Belarus.

Sergei Kilin, deputy chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences, Belarus:
This is the next stage in the development of nuclear power. A new kind of fuel that will probably be used in the future at stations. It contains a lot of new things in terms of scientific research. This is a new material with new features and we hope this element can be used in installations of another class, not that large.

This is just one of the joint international projects involving Belarusian scientists. Earlier, Minsk brought together nuclear scientists from around the world. The physicists are expected to discuss coordination of joint works in the field.

Belarusian scientists developing new nuclear fuel with Russian, US counterparts