Mixed oxide fuel rss

Disposal beats MOX in US comparison

Waste and Recycling

21 August 2015

America is reconsidering how it will dispose of 34 tonnes of plutonium as the previous plan involving a MOX plant has been said to be twice as costly as a dilution and disposal option in a leaked Department of Energy report.

Russia's BN-800 unit brought to minimum controlled power

New Nuclear

04 August 2015

The fourth reactor at Russia's Beloyarsk nuclear power plant has for the second time been brought to the minimum controlled power level, moving it a step closer to starting commercial operation.

Russia develops remote welding for MOX fuel

Uranium and Fuel

13 November 2014

Nikimt-Atomstroy remotely operated welding system - 48Nikimt-Atomstroy has developed and manufactured a remotely operated welding system for the production of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies for nuclear power units.

Russia tests fuel assemblies for BN-800 fast reactor

Uranium and Fuel

20 August 2015

Russia's Mining and Chemical Combine said today that its mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility has completed tests on putting together the first nuclear fuel assemblies for the BN-800 fast neutron reactor. The BN-800 is unit 4 at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in the Sverdlovsk district.

More time to build US MOX plant

Uranium and Fuel

17 November 2014

MOX FFF 48The construction licence for the partially-built mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication plant at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina has been extended by ten years at the request of its builder.

Russia completes TVS-5 tests

New Nuclear

22 October 2014

BREST-300 fuel assembly 48Russia has completed testing of the TVS-5 fuel assembly containing mixed nitrides, the prototype fuel for the pilot demonstration reactor BREST-OD-300 that is to be built at the site of the Siberian Chemical Combine in Tomsk. Construction work is to start in 2016 and be completed in 2020.