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X-energy TRISO-X fuel to be irradiated at MIT

X-energy TRISO-X fuel to be irradiated at MIT

X-energy's TRISO-X fuel is to be irradiated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nuclear Reactor Laboratory's research reactor, the company has announced. Data from the irradiation testing will be used to support licensing of X-energy's Xe-100 and other TRISO-based reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 15 May 2020


Tepco prepares to survey Fukushima Daiichi unit 2 fuel pool

Tepco prepares to survey Fukushima Daiichi unit 2 fuel pool

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has carried out training in the operation of a submersible remotely operated vehicle that will be used to investigate the used fuel pool of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The investigation is scheduled to begin in mid-June.

Waste & Recycling 14 May 2020


Cameco to resume operation of Ontario facilities

Cameco to resume operation of Ontario facilities

Canadian uranium producer Cameco will next week resume production at its Port Hope Conversion Facility's uranium hexafluoride plant and its Blind River Refinery in Ontario. The Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, in which it holds a majority stake, will remain in care and maintenance.

Covid-19 11 May 2020


Fuel for initial load of Ostrovets-1 arrives on site

Fuel for initial load of Ostrovets-1 arrives on site

The first batch of fuel for the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus has been delivered to the construction site in Ostrovets, Russia's Rosatom announced today. The fuel assemblies are currently being prepared for unloading and inspection. 

New Nuclear 06 May 2020


Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel

Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel

France's Framatome and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany have started commercial development of nuclear research reactor fuels based on uranium-molybdenum fuel alloys. The fuel can be used instead of highly enriched uranium, which is seen as a potential nuclear proliferation risk.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2020


Holtec SMR to use commercially-available Framatome fuel

Holtec SMR to use commercially-available Framatome fuel

Holtec International has selected Framatome to supply nuclear fuel for its SMR-160 small modular reactor. The companies have entered into an agreement to enable completion of all necessary engineering to fuel the SMR-160 with Framatome's commercially available and proven 17x17 GAIA fuel assembly.

Uranium & Fuel 29 April 2020


Next-generation technologies boosted by US NFWG

Next-generation technologies boosted by US NFWG

Support for the development of next-generation technologies and advanced fuels outlined in the report of the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group, published last week, will enable the country to remain competitive in this area, the Nuclear Energy Institute has said. Meanwhile, fuel cycle company Centrus said immediate action to restore the viability of the front-end of the US nuclear fuel cycle supports work to demonstrate the production of high-assay low-enriched uranium nuclear fuels and to establish an assured US supply base.

Uranium & Fuel 27 April 2020


Working group presents strategy for US uranium revival

Working group presents strategy for US uranium revival

Directly purchasing uranium by establishing a uranium reserve, ending the Department of Energy's bartering of uranium and re-evaluating DOE's excess uranium inventory management policy are among the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's recommendations to the US Administration in a strategy it published yesterday on reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

Uranium & Fuel 24 April 2020


CNL, Moltex collaborate on SMR fuel development

CNL, Moltex collaborate on SMR fuel development

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has entered into a collaboration agreement with UK-based Moltex Energy. Funded through CNL's Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative, the agreement includes work to support aspects of Moltex Energy’s nuclear fuel development programme for its Stable Salt Reactor, a 300 MWe small modular reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 24 April 2020


Kernel formation marks progress towards TRISO restart

Kernel formation marks progress towards TRISO restart

Restart activities at BWX Technologies Inc's TRISO fuel manufacturing facility in Lynchburg, Virginia are progressing ahead of schedule, the company said yesterday. It has completed the demonstration of the fuel kernel sintering process and plans to bring two additional furnaces online to meet projected production demand before restart activities are complete.

Uranium & Fuel 22 April 2020