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Fuel loading starts at Belarusian reactor

Fuel loading starts at Belarusian reactor

Fuel loading began today at unit 1 of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. At 11:45am local time, the first fuel assembly was loaded into the reactor and a total of 163 assemblies will be loaded before the end of the month.

New Nuclear 07 August 2020


New NRG tests could lead to novel nuclear fuels

New NRG tests could lead to novel nuclear fuels

New irradiation experiments on the behaviour of nuclear fuel have recently started in the High Flux Reactor at Petten, in the Netherlands. The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group says that, by using a new measurement technique, data collected during the experiments could be used to develop new fuels and to optimise the efficiency of existing ones.

Uranium & Fuel 24 July 2020


Reload MOX fuel ready for BN-800 fast reactor

Reload MOX fuel ready for BN-800 fast reactor

The manufacture of the first full reload batch of uranium-plutonium mixed oxide fuel for unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Russia has been completed by the Mining and Chemical Combine in Zheleznogorsk, in the Krasnoyarsk region. The 169 fuel assemblies have been accepted by operator Rosenergoatom, and its authorised representative VPO ZAES, which has confirmed the consignment is ready for shipment.

Uranium & Fuel 23 July 2020


Debts force Ukraine to adjust fuel supply schedule

Debts force Ukraine to adjust fuel supply schedule

Energoatom has had to adjust its fuel delivery schedule owing to its financial problems, but the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator is still ensuring a diverse range of suppliers, Natalya Shumkova, the state-run company's executive director for nuclear and radiation safety and scientific and technical support, said last week.

Corporate 21 July 2020


House appropriators request more details on US uranium reserve

House appropriators request more details on US uranium reserve

The US House Committee on Appropriations has denied a funding request from the US Department of Energy for fiscal 2021 for establishing a uranium stockpile. The committee requested further information from the department on the justification for the reserve and how it will be implemented.

Nuclear Policies 16 July 2020


Novovoronezh II-1 switches to longer fuel cycle

Novovoronezh II-1 switches to longer fuel cycle

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a permit for the pilot operation of unit 1 of the Novovoronezh II plant in an extended fuel cycle mode of 18 months. The reactor has been loaded with fresh nuclear fuel manufactured by the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant ready for the new cycle.

Regulation & Safety 14 July 2020


Fuel loading completed at fifth Tianwan unit

Fuel loading completed at fifth Tianwan unit

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was completed on 9 July, China National Nuclear Corporation announced the following day. Fuel loading at Tianwan 5 "laid the foundation for subsequent grid-connected power generation," it added.

New Nuclear 13 July 2020


BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO production

BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO production

Idaho National Laboratory has awarded BWX Technologies Inc a USD26 million, 20-month contract to expand and upgrade its manufacturing line for TRISO nuclear fuel. The award, to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc, will expand its capacity for the manufacture of TRISO fuel compacts and also upgrade existing systems for delivering production-scale quantities of the fuel, BWXT said.

Uranium & Fuel 02 July 2020


X-energy and NFI team up to supply HTGR fuel

X-energy and NFI team up to supply HTGR fuel

US company X-energy has announced it is to be the exclusive counterparty to supply fuel to Japan's high-temperature gas-cooled reactor under a teaming arrangement with Nuclear Fuel Industries of Japan.

Uranium & Fuel 30 June 2020


World Nuclear Association launches fuel report summary

World Nuclear Association launches fuel report summary

World Nuclear Association has published a first-of-a-kind Expanded Summary of the latest edition of its biennial nuclear fuel report. The Association is making the summary, which describes the major conclusions of the 2019 edition of the report, freely available.

Uranium & Fuel 25 June 2020