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Russia completes testing of latest fast reactor fuel

Russia completes testing of latest fast reactor fuel

Siberian Chemical Combine has completed acceptance tests of its ETVS-22, ETVS-23 and ETVS-24 experimental fuel assemblies with mixed uranium-plutonium (nitride) nuclear fuel for fast neutron reactors. Based in Seversk, SCC is a subsidiary of TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Uranium & Fuel 22 January 2020


Orano achieves industry first in used fuel transfer

Orano achieves industry first in used fuel transfer

Orano TN has completed the first transfer and storage of used fuel canisters with a higher than usual heat load using its Extended Optimised Storage dry storage system. The use of EOS, which is licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for heat loads of up to 50 kW per canister, means used fuel can be transferred to secure dry storage after a shorter period of time.

Waste & Recycling 16 January 2020


GNF accident-tolerant fuel loaded into US reactor

GNF accident-tolerant fuel loaded into US reactor

Global Nuclear Fuel accident-tolerant fuel assemblies have been loaded into a US reactor for the first time. Lead test assemblies using the company's ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad accident-tolerant fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon's Clinton boiling water reactor power plant in Illinois.

Uranium & Fuel 15 January 2020


Expansion of Wolsong used fuel store approved

Expansion of Wolsong used fuel store approved

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission today approved Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's application to construct additional capacity for the interim storage of used fuel at the Wolsong nuclear power plant. Current storage at the existing used fuel facility is nearing full capacity.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2020


South Ukraine 3 clear for operation with Westinghouse fuel

South Ukraine 3 clear for operation with Westinghouse fuel

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved commercial operation using Westinghouse fuel at unit 3 of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant. The regulatory authority signed the relevant document after pilot operation of the unit had shown the fuel was "safe, reliable and efficient", Energoatom said on 28 December.

Regulation & Safety 30 December 2019


Rosatom plans accident-tolerant fuel loading

Rosatom plans accident-tolerant fuel loading

The first Russian-made nuclear fuel assemblies with experimental accident-tolerant fuel rods for commercial reactors have been manufactured and passed acceptance inspection at Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, a fabrication facility of Rosatom’s fuel manufacturer subsidiary TVEL. The ATF rods are to be loaded into one of the VVER-1000 units at the Rostov nuclear power plant in western Russia in the first quarter of 2020, TVEL said yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 27 December 2019


Zaporozhe 5 loaded exclusively with Westinghouse fuel

Zaporozhe 5 loaded exclusively with Westinghouse fuel

The core of unit 5 at the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been fully loaded with VVER-1000 fuel produced by Westinghouse, operator Energoatom announced yesterday. In July 2018, unit 3 of the South Ukraine plant became the first VVER-1000 reactor anywhere to operate with a full core of fuel not supplied by Russia.

Uranium & Fuel 12 December 2019


Russia awards contract to build BREST reactor

Russia awards contract to build BREST reactor

Siberian Chemical Combine has awarded a RUB26.3 billion (USD412 million) contract to Titan-2 for the construction and installation works for the BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast neutron reactor facility at its site in Seversk, Russia. SCC is a subsidiary of TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 05 December 2019


Canadian repository search homes in on two sites

Canadian repository search homes in on two sites

Canada's search for a site to host a deep geological repository for its used nuclear fuel has been narrowed down to two potential locations in Ontario, the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation announced yesterday. NWMO is working to identify an acceptable site for the repository under a long-term process called Adaptive Phase Management.

Waste & Recycling 27 November 2019


EBRD announces breakthrough in clean-up of Andreeva Bay

EBRD announces breakthrough in clean-up of Andreeva Bay

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced the retrieval of abandoned, highly radioactive used nuclear fuel assemblies from the bottom of Building 5 at Andreeva Bay in north-western Russian. Following the successful operation, radiation levels at the facility have fallen by over 40%, enabling further decommissioning work and removing "one of the most significant radiological risks to the Barent Sea region", the London-headquartered bank said.

Waste & Recycling 27 November 2019