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Fuel despatched for China's CFR-600 fast neutron reactor

Fuel despatched for China's CFR-600 fast neutron reactor

The first batch of nuclear fuel has been dispatched to China for the CFR-600 sodium-cooled pool-type fast-neutron nuclear reactor at Xiapu in China's Fujian province.

New Nuclear 30 September 2022


3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

Framatome has completed the installation of the first 3D-printed, stainless steel fuel component at Vattenfall's Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden. In collaboration with German pump and valve manufacturer KSB, the Atrium 11 upper tie plate grids were designed, manufactured, and installed in Forsmark unit 3 for a multi-year irradiation programme.

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2022


DOE to work on relationships as waste programme develops

DOE to work on relationships as waste programme develops

The US Department of Energy has issued a new report based on public feedback to help inform its consent-based process to identify sites for the consolidated interim storage of the USA's used nuclear fuel. The department said it will work to build trust and relationships as the process goes forward.

Waste & Recycling 16 September 2022


Fuel fabrication plant relicensed for another 40 years

Fuel fabrication plant relicensed for another 40 years

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a renewed licence for Westinghouse's Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Hopkins, South Carolina, which means it can continue producing nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear power reactors until September 2062.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2022


Fuel cycle players need certainty to support future nuclear growth: panel

Fuel cycle players need certainty to support future nuclear growth: panel

Key players from the front end of the fuel cycle came together at World Nuclear Symposium 2022 to discuss where they see the pinch points in meeting the needs of expanding nuclear generating capacity to meet decarbonisation goals, and the certainty they need to ensure future needs can be met.

Uranium & Fuel 08 September 2022


Argentina adds dry fuel storage at Atucha I

Argentina adds dry fuel storage at Atucha I

A new dry fuel storage facility at the Atucha nuclear power plant will store fuel assemblies the pressurised heavy water reactor has used over its 48 years of operation as the unit undergoes refurbishment. The facility was built by an Argentine supply chain.

Waste & Recycling 30 August 2022


Japanese fuel fabrication plant to restart

Japanese fuel fabrication plant to restart

Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co is to resume production of pressurised water reactor fuel at its refurbished Tokai plant  after receiving approval from the Japanese nuclear regulator.

Regulation & Safety 26 August 2022


Pilot TRISO fuel manufacturing plant opens in Tennessee

Pilot TRISO fuel manufacturing plant opens in Tennessee

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has declared open the Pilot Fuel Manufacturing facility, which will produce the first fuel for testing and qualification for use in the company's advanced Micro Modular Reactor. The plant will be the USA's first producer of private-sector TRISO and USNC's patented Fully Ceramic-Microencapsulated - or FCM - fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 22 August 2022


Westinghouse, EDF to study use of accident-tolerant fuel

Westinghouse, EDF to study use of accident-tolerant fuel

Westinghouse Electric Company and France's EDF are to jointly explore the functionalities of Westinghouse's EnCore accident-tolerant fuel technology. Westinghouse will study the use of the fuel in an EDF reactor for potential deployment across the EDF nuclear fleet after 2030.

Uranium & Fuel 27 July 2022


ARC, CNL team up on SMR fuel fabrication

ARC, CNL team up on SMR fuel fabrication

ARC Clean Energy Canada has partnered with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to deliver a technology demonstration of the fuel fabrication process for ARC's ARC-100 advanced small modular reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 27 July 2022