Two of the three plutonium production reactors that Russia still operates, will be shut down about six months ahead of schedule. The reactors, located at Seversk/Tomsk-7, will stop operations in summer, not at the end of 2008, as it was previously planned. The third plutonium production reactor, in Zheleznogorsk/Krasnoyarsk-26, will be shut down after 2010.

Together, three reactors were estimated to produce about 1.2 tonnes of weapon-grade plutonium annually, although Russia reported that that in recent years the reactors in Seversk operated at about half of their capacity, producing less plutonium.