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'No crisis' for Koeberg fuel supply as South Africa continues loadshedding

'No crisis' for Koeberg fuel supply as South Africa continues loadshedding

South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has said there is "no immediate crisis" from the expiry of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement between South Africa and the USA. Utility Eskom is relying on the return to service of Koeberg 1 later this year to help tackle ongoing capacity constraints.

Corporate 03 February 2023


Companies pool resources to manufacture TRISO fuel

Companies pool resources to manufacture TRISO fuel

A joint venture between Framatome and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation plans to manufacture commercial quantities of TRISO fuel particles and fuel for advanced reactor designs.
 

Uranium & Fuel 27 January 2023


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Oklo sets out plans for licensing of fuel recycling plant

Oklo sets out plans for licensing of fuel recycling plant

California-based Oklo Inc has submitted a Licensing Project Plan to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, outlining its plans for pre-application engagement activities that support the future licensing of a commercial-scale nuclear fuel recycling facility.

Regulation & Safety 25 January 2023


Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

A floating autonomous robot could soon play a key role in safeguarding used nuclear fuel around the world. The Robotised Cherenkov Viewing Device has been created through a collaboration between Australian national science agency CSIRO's data and digital specialist arm Data61, Hungarian robotics company Datastart and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2023


Candu fuel plant relicensed to 2043

Candu fuel plant relicensed to 2043

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's authorisation of the 20-year renewal of Cameco Fuel Manufacturing's  operating licence for the facility at Port Hope in Ontario also includes an increase to the plant's annual production limit.

Uranium & Fuel 19 January 2023


US approval for metal storage cask

US approval for metal storage cask

A metal overpack for cask storage of used nuclear fuel, jointly developed by Doosan Enerbility of South Korea and NAC International of the USA, has received design certification from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2023


Enusa and Westinghouse VVER-440 fuel collaboration

Enusa and Westinghouse VVER-440 fuel collaboration

Spain's Enusa says it and Westinghouse Electric Company have formalised their cooperation agreement for the manufacture of VVER-440 fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 18 January 2023


TVEL supplies fuel to Belarusian nuclear plant

TVEL supplies fuel to Belarusian nuclear plant

TVEL delivered nuclear fuel produced by Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant to the Belarusian nuclear power plant at Ostrovets in accordance with a bilateral contract agreed in 2017 - deliveries of nuclear fuel for the initial loading and the first refueling for each unit were included in the general construction contract.

Uranium & Fuel 18 January 2023


US, Japan work together on fast reactor fuel safety

US, Japan work together on fast reactor fuel safety

A research programme into the safety of fast reactor fuel that has been suspended since the 1990s will resume with tests due to begin at Idaho National Laboratory next month.
 

Uranium & Fuel 17 January 2023


Kozloduy and Framatome sign nuclear fuel agreement

Kozloduy and Framatome sign nuclear fuel agreement

The agreement with France's Framatome follows a deal with US firm Westinghouse and is part of the Bulgarian nuclear power plant's diversification of nuclear fuel supply.

Uranium & Fuel 04 January 2023