Siberian Uranium plant boss held for bribe

June 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The director of a Siberian uranium enrichment plant and two of his deputies have been detained on suspicion of graft, according to state-run nuclear power corporation Rosatom spokesman Sergei Novikov.

The incident was “unrelated to the plant’s uranium enrichment activity”, he said without elaborating.

Plant director Vladimir Korotkevich was detained as he accepted a bribe from a supplier, Novikov said.

The Siberian division of Russia’s Investigative Committee declined to comment on the case.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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