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U.S., Russia Partner to Complete Krasnoyarsk Regional Training Center, Reaffirm Commitment

on October 14, 2012 - 6:28am

NNSA is responsible for the management and security of the nation's nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactor programs. It also responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense (RF MOD) announced Friday the commissioning of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Training Center (KRTC) near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The KRTC will provide training for personnel who maintain or operate security systems at RF MOD nuclear sites.

The KRTC is part of a national network of regional training and technical centers, and is the third and final training center completed and commissioned through cooperation between NNSA and RF MOD.

Completion of this training center strengthens the infrastructure to maintain previously upgraded security systems at Russian Federation nuclear sites.

“The ongoing partnership between the United States and the Russian Federation has produced tangible results towards the joint commitment to secure nuclear weapons and weapons-useable nuclear materials,” said NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington. “The completion of these regional training centers represents a significant milestone in the cooperative development of an even stronger nuclear material security infrastructure in Russia.”

NNSA’s work at the KRTC is carried out by NNSA’s Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation (IMPC), which partners with Russia and other countries to secure and reduce weapons-usable nuclear material and to prevent the illicit transfer of nuclear materials.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory provided crucial technical support to the development of KRTC.


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