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TVEL belongs to Atomenergoprom that is a part of the Rosatom State corporation. As a State corporation, Rosatom is subordinate to Putin. As Jan Haverkamp of Greenpeace explains: “Rosatom is a political vehicle”. http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/nuclear-reaction/prank-video-finland-prime-minister-rosatom/blog/54006.


There is a “Partially closed meeting re GNF RAJ II Fuel Transport“, on this Thursday, April 6th, which is almost certainly to transport the TVEL fuel: https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/view?AccessionNumber=ML17082A294

10CFR50.46 Exemption Request Pre-Submittal Meeting, E110opt Cladding Material, March 6, 2017

The now former CEO of Rosatom, Sergey Kirienko, was appointed Putin’s First Deputy Chief (of the Presidential Executive Office), in October – a reward for pulling off this con? The current CEO, Alexey Likhachev was previously First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Whether Russia will be allowed to test its nuclear fuel in a US reactor, or not, is the true test of if anyone in the US government cares about the country, at all. Current employees need to be investigated regarding this. Previous employees can be subsequently investigated. Was this subject to CFIUS? Most importantly it must be stopped immediately. The US doesn’t even have an extradition treaty with Russia! Why are they letting them supply oil pipelines, nuclear fuel, and operating uranium mines? When Russia was allowed to join the WTO in 2012, why weren’t they forced to sign an extradition treaty?

Because Russia and Trump have tried so hard to confuse people with lies and fake news, that when there is a major nuclear accident they will just say it’s fake news!

Nuclear power isn’t economically viable, even with enormous subsidies, like the billions in loan guarantees that the US government gave to the now bankrupt Toshiba. The GNF-A (GE, Toshiba, Hitachi) consortium plan is to import Russian government (TVEL) made nuclear fuel, which will later be made in the US, according to their plan. The plan appears to be a way for Toshiba, and probably GE-Hitachi to ease themselves out of the nuclear industry. Toshiba knew it was probably going bankrupt when this agreement was made. Since Rosatom is 100% Russian government owned, and subordinate to Putin, it will not go out of business, unless Putin lets it. Majority French State owned Areva must answer, somewhat, to the French parliament over finances. However, if Marine Le Pen wins, Areva will be replaced by Rosatom. All British nuclear reactors are owned by French government owned EDF so they will be owned by Rosatom, too. This is Putin’s endgame – all nuclear weapons states in the west will be controlled by him. Those in the east are dependent on his oil and gas.

Partially closed meeting re GNF RAJ II Fuel Transport, which is almost certainly to transport the TVEL fuel: https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/view?AccessionNumber=ML17082A294 Why do they not clarify? The person handling this fuel transport case has the same surname as people who were arrested for plotting to sell restricted military equipment to Iran. Is s/he related?

Rosatom is a State Corporation and thus is subordinate to the Russian President, rather than the government. Rosatom answers more directly to Putin, than some Russian state owned entities: “State Corporations are not obliged to submit to public authorities documents accounting for activities (except for a number of documents submitted to the Russian government) and, as a rule, are subordinate not to the government, but to the Russian president,…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State-owned_enterprise#RussiaRosatom is the only vendor in the world able to offer the nuclear industry’s entire range of products and services. It runs all nuclear assets of the Russian Federation, both civil and weapons.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosatom

Related Documentation

GNF license performance review: https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/view?AccessionNumber=ML17093A815
new fuel content for raj 2: https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/view?AccessionNumber=ML17082A294
No extradition treaty with Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_extradition_treaties
Nov. 2016 letter re fuel packaging: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1631/ML16314C033.pdf
2014 info on GNF RAJ II: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1419/ML14195A241.pdf
Letter from Huda Akhavannik: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1629/ML16291A479.pdf
Exemption request Presubmittal meeting TVEL: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1706/ML17061A271.pdf
GNF-A Request for Withholding Info June 2016: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1616/ML16166A304.pdf

This use of Russian fuel appears a sneak way for Toshiba to get out of nuclear: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiba#2015_accounting_scandal

The US Debt is held largely by Japan and China, which may be why the US does their bidding: http://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt

GNF RAJ II old Certificate of Compliance from 2004: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML0513/ML051390494.pdf

Is Huda Akhavannik related to these people who were trying to sell restricted military equipment to Iran? “Arrested by HM Revenue and Customs officers in August 2007, along with his father Mohsen Akhavan Nik, in connection with a plot to export restricted military equipment, including aircraft components” from the US to Iran via intermediary countries: http://www.iranwatch.org/suppliers/mohammad-akhavan-nik

Huda Akhavannik
Ms. Akhavannik joined the U.S. NRC in the Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation of NMSS  in June 2010.  She graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University.  She is a Project Manager working primarily in transportation.  Currently, she is the project manager for the high burn up taskforce working with her coworkers to develop strategies to address storage and transportation issues with respect to certifying high burn up fuel.
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