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Reprocessing contract signed for fast reactor complex

Reprocessing contract signed for fast reactor complex

A contract has been signed to design the used fuel reprocessing module of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex facility under construction at Seversk in Russia.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022


Posiva applies to operate used fuel disposal facilities

Posiva applies to operate used fuel disposal facilities

Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy has submitted its application for an operating licence for the used fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility currently under construction at Olkiluoto. The repository - the first in the world for used fuel - is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2022


TVEL starts PWR fuel fabrication at Novosibirsk

TVEL starts PWR fuel fabrication at Novosibirsk

TVEL has launched a new fabrication facility for pressurised water reactor fuel at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant site in Russia. The facility will enable Rosatom's fuel division to supply modified versions of its TVS-K nuclear fuel to PWR plants around the world, the company said.
 

Uranium & Fuel 29 December 2021


First batch of REMIX fuel begins trial

First batch of REMIX fuel begins trial

The first full assemblies of a new kind of nuclear fuel have been loaded into Russia's Balakovo 1 for a five-year trial. Rosatom's REMIX fuel promises to close the fuel cycle using today's light-water reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 22 December 2021


USA builds HALEU supply chain

USA builds HALEU supply chain

The US Department of Energy is asking the public for its input on plans to create a new programme to assure the availability of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel - needed for the demonstration and commercial deployment of advanced reactors - in the USA. Meanwhile, Centrus is working with Clean Core Thorium Energy on advanced fuel using HALEU and thorium.

Uranium & Fuel 15 December 2021


Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years

Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years

A pilot study by Sweden's Studsvik AB shows that all of Norway's metallic uranium research reactor fuel could be processed using its oxidation process in less than two years. Several studies have already recommended chemical treatment of the fuel before it is disposed of in an underground repository.

Waste & Recycling 07 December 2021


USA relaunches used fuel management programme

USA relaunches used fuel management programme

The US Department of Energy has issued a request for information to help it create a consent-based approach to siting an interim storage site for US used nuclear fuel. The move represents a re-start of the federal programme after plans for a repository at Yucca Mountain were dropped in 2009.

Waste & Recycling 01 December 2021


Package ready for Czech used fuel disposal

Package ready for Czech used fuel disposal

Škoda announced it has completed development of a geological disposal package for the Czech Republic's used nuclear fuel. Made of corrosion resistant steel, it is a hermetically sealed container for the highly radioactive used fuel assemblies from its VVER reactors.

Waste & Recycling 25 November 2021


Oklo and Centrus team up for HALEU supply chain

Oklo and Centrus team up for HALEU supply chain

Oklo Inc and Centrus Energy Corp have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to cooperate in the deployment of a production facility for high-assay low-enriched uranium to support the commercialisation of advanced fission plants, such as Oklo's Aurora. The companies say they are "committed" to working towards establishing domestic US HALEU production capabilities.

Uranium & Fuel 18 November 2021


Transfer of used fuel to Ukrainian facility set to start

Transfer of used fuel to Ukrainian facility set to start

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator, Energoatom, is conducting the final pre-commissioning trials of the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The company's acting president recently inspected simulation tests of the removal of nuclear fuel from unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant using technology supplied by Holtec International of the USA. The transfer of fuel to the CSFSF is scheduled to begin next year.

Waste & Recycling 18 November 2021