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3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

Framatome has completed the installation of the first 3D-printed, stainless steel fuel component at Vattenfall's Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden. In collaboration with German pump and valve manufacturer KSB, the Atrium 11 upper tie plate grids were designed, manufactured, and installed in Forsmark unit 3 for a multi-year irradiation programme.

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2022


Former uranium mine properties released by regulator

Former uranium mine properties released by regulator

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended Cameco's waste facility operating licence for the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine and mill site in northern Saskatchewan as the company prepares for the transfer of 18 properties at the legacy site to provincial control.

Uranium & Fuel 15 September 2022


Beloyarsk BN-800 fast reactor running on MOX

Beloyarsk BN-800 fast reactor running on MOX

Unit 4 of Beloyarsk nuclear power plant with a BN-800 fast reactor has been connected to the grid and resumed operations after being fully loaded with uranium-plutonium mixed oxide fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 13 September 2022


Fuel cycle players need certainty to support future nuclear growth: panel

Fuel cycle players need certainty to support future nuclear growth: panel

Key players from the front end of the fuel cycle came together at World Nuclear Symposium 2022 to discuss where they see the pinch points in meeting the needs of expanding nuclear generating capacity to meet decarbonisation goals, and the certainty they need to ensure future needs can be met.

Uranium & Fuel 08 September 2022


Contract for cleanup of Tajik uranium legacy site

Contract for cleanup of Tajik uranium legacy site

A contract has been signed for the environmental remediation of the former Taboshar uranium mining and processing site near the city of Istiklol in western Tajikistan. The work - to be carried out by specialists from Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom - is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

Uranium & Fuel 07 September 2022


Testing complete for laser enrichment module

Testing complete for laser enrichment module

The first full-scale laser system module developed by Silex Systems Ltd for deployment in Global Laser Enrichment's commercial pilot demonstration facility has successfully completed eight months of testing in Australia. The module will now be shipped to the USA for installation at GLE's facility.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2022


Cleanup of two Uzbek sites to start in early-2023

Cleanup of two Uzbek sites to start in early-2023

Environmental remediation of former uranium mining sites at Yangiabad and Charkesar in Uzbekistan is set to begin following the signing of a EUR7 million (USD7 million) grant agreement between the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia and the Uzbek government.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2022


Inflation Reduction Act makes 'down payment' on HALEU

Inflation Reduction Act makes 'down payment' on HALEU

Centrus and GLE have welcomed the USD700 million support package to develop high-assay low-enriched uranium included in the US Inflation Reduction Act to develop the infrastructure needed to fuel next generation of nuclear reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 23 August 2022


Pilot TRISO fuel manufacturing plant opens in Tennessee

Pilot TRISO fuel manufacturing plant opens in Tennessee

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has declared open the Pilot Fuel Manufacturing facility, which will produce the first fuel for testing and qualification for use in the company's advanced Micro Modular Reactor. The plant will be the USA's first producer of private-sector TRISO and USNC's patented Fully Ceramic-Microencapsulated - or FCM - fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 22 August 2022


Kazatomprom to increase uranium production in 2024

Kazatomprom to increase uranium production in 2024

Mid- and long-term contracts have given the Kazakh uranium producer the confidence to increase its uranium production in 2024 by 2000-3000 tU above expected 2023 levels, it said in its mid-year financial update. Although its primary shipping route via St Petersburg has so far remained available, the company intends to use an alternative route via the Caspian Sea later this year.

Uranium & Fuel 19 August 2022