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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Workers to Get Paid

MOSCOW -- The government plans to allocate 317 million rubles before the end of the month to pay back wages to nuclear industry workers, who have warned that the lack of funding threatens nuclear safety.

Acting Finance Minister Mikhail Zadornov and the vice chairman of the Atomic Energy Workers' union, Vladimir Kashkin, signed an agreement Wednesday for transferring funds to the Nuclear Power Ministry, Interfax said.

But the money, worth about $16 million at the current exchange rate, is only about half of the federal government's wage debt to nuclear industry workers.