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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Norway Nuclear Deal

OSLO, Norway -- The Norwegian government Friday approved a nuclear safety and cleanup cooperation agreement with Russia, to be signed during King Harald V and Queen Sonja's visit to Russia from May 25 to 29.

The nuclear waste comes primarily from Russia's Northern Fleet on the Kola peninsula, as well as civilian nuclear power stations.

The agreement, under negotiation for two years, calls for a series of projects to be implemented regarding the disposal of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, notably from the dismantling of Russia's nuclear submarines.

Increased cooperation to ensure safety at the Kola nuclear power plant is also covered by the deal.