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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Reactor in Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG () -- The biggest scientific nuclear reactor in Eastern Europe is set to go into service near St. Petersburg in 1998, an official said Monday.

The $150 million scientific complex in Gatchina is 75 percent complete, Vladimir Nazarenko, director of the Nuclear Physics Institute, told Interfax. The Economics Ministry has earmarked 46 billion rubles ($9.8 million) this year for the final stage of the project, which is one-third the amount needed to put the reactor into operation, he said.