Nuclear fuel rss

Chinese AP1000 fuel line moves to production

Uranium and Fuel

23 May 2016

Construction has been completed of China's first production line for the manufacture of fuel for AP1000 reactors. The new production line is to make two sets of dummy assemblies ahead of full production.

Australian Royal Commission delivers final report

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2016

Kevin_Scarce_(Lead_South_Australia)_48South Australia's Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle has delivered its final report, recommending that the government should pursue the establishment of storage and disposal facilities for multi-national used nuclear fuel and intermediate-level waste. The announcement has been greeted as a fundamental change in the global nuclear waste discourse.

US producers call for suspension of federal inventory transfers

Uranium and Fuel

26 April 2016

An organization representing US uranium producers has called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to cease transfers of excess uranium from federal inventory until the uranium market recovers from its current oversupplied state.

Fuel loading begins at China's Changjiang 2

New Nuclear

11 May 2016

Changjiang 2 fuel loading - 48Fuel loading operations are under way at the second unit of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China's southern island province of Hainan. The reactor is expected to begin operating later this year.

Westinghouse expands fuel production capacity

Uranium and Fuel

29 April 2016

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the expansion of its nuclear fuel factory in Västerås, Sweden. The US-based firm, which is majority-owned by Japan's Toshiba, said the expansion is a response to growing demand for nuclear fuel supply diversification for VVER-1000 reactors in Europe.

Fuel loading completed at third Fuqing unit

New Nuclear

06 April 2016

Fuqing 3 fuel loading - 48The loading of all 157 fuel assemblies into the reactor core of unit 3 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been completed. The unit is expected to start up later this year.