Nuclear fuel rss

Framatome and CNNC seek closer collaboration


11 January 2018

France's Framatome and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed a protocol for the development of global strategic cooperation. They have also renewed a contract under which Framatome will supply nuclear fuel components to CNNC.

Chinese plant produces AP1000 reload assemblies

Uranium and Fuel

08 January 2018

AP1000 fuel assemblies - 48China's first AP1000 fuel production line has now produced 64 sets of fuel assemblies ready for the first reloading of the Sanmen AP1000 units. Both Sanmen AP1000s are scheduled to begin operating later this year.

Further delay to completion of Rokkasho facilities

Waste and Recycling

28 December 2017

Rokkasho (JNFL) 68x48Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced a further three-year delay in the schedule for completing the Rokkasho reprocessing plant and J-MOX mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant. The delay is due to additional regulatory requirements.

France and China to enhance nuclear energy cooperation

Nuclear Policies

10 January 2018

CNNC-New Areva - January 2018 - 48Cooperation on nuclear power technology is to be expanded between China General Nuclear and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission under an agreement signed yesterday in Beijing. New Areva and China National Nuclear Corporation have also agreed to work towards signing a contract for the construction of a used fuel processing and recycling facility in China.

Russia to build fast reactor fuel plant in 2018

New Nuclear

29 December 2017

Russia plans to start construction next year of a nuclear fuel fabrication facility for its lead-cooled fast-neutron Brest-OD-300 reactor, Siberian Chemical Combine said on 27 December. Based in Tomsk, Siberia, SCC is a subsidiary of TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturing unit of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Wylfa fuel removal reaches halfway point

Waste and Recycling

21 December 2017

Defueling at Wylfa - 48Magnox Ltd has emptied more than half of the used fuel from the Wylfa reactors on Anglesey, in Wales, the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority said today. When operating, Wylfa's two reactors together contained nearly 100,000 fuel elements.