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Russia begins fuel unloading of Northern Fleet

Waste and Recycling

18 May 2017

Andreeva Bay fuel unloading - 48Russia has started unloading used fuel from nuclear submarines in Andreeva Bay, the former base of the Northern Fleet, a unit of the Russian Navy responsible for the defence of the north-western part of the country. The work is organised by RosRAO - a Moscow-based Rosatom subsidiary that provides commercial back-end radioactive waste and decommissioning services.

US commission speeds Russian anti-dumping review

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2017

The US International Trade Commission yesterday announced it will conduct an expedited five-year review - also known as a 'sunset' review - on the US-Russia Antidumping Suspension Agreement.

TVEL signs further Tianwan fuel contracts

Uranium and Fuel

28 April 2017

CNNC-TVEL - April 2017 - 48Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer JSC TVEL has signed contracts for the supply of fuel and engineering services for units 1 and 2 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant. The units are Russian-supplied VVER-1000 reactors, of which two more are under construction at the site in China's Jiangsu province.

Russia set to launch TUK-1410 used fuel cask

Waste and Recycling

12 May 2017

TUK-1410 cask - 48Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety plans to start using TUK-1410 casks for the transport of used nuclear fuel from September. The cask will replace the 13th series of transport containers and is licensed to move used fuel assemblies from VVER-1000 reactors.

Russia starts hermetic tests at Leningrad plant

New Nuclear

04 May 2017

Leningrad II 1 hermetic tests - 48Testing of the hermetic enclosure system of the reactor containment building has started at unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia, the Rosatom subsidiary managing the project announced today. The work is one of the main stages of pre-commissioning a new reactor unit.

Russia speeds up manufacture of icebreaker reactor

New Nuclear

26 April 2017

Reactor head for Sibir icebreaker - 48Russia's Zio-Podolsk has completed "one of the most complex" manufacturing operations on the reactor head of the Sibir nuclear-powered icebreaker, using a new tool that reduces the time required to bore holes in the structure from 150 days to 36 days. Sibir is the second of three vessels of the Project 22220 - featuring RITM-200 (Rhythmn-200) reactors - that will be able to break through ice 3 meters thick as they escort vessels across the Arctic Ocean. The others are Arktika and Ural.