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Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has launched the batch production of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel assemblies for the BN-800 fast neutron reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 13 December 2018


Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 4 of the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia has been completed. The procedure is part of large-scale modernisation work on the VVER-440 reactor.

Regulation & Safety 12 December 2018


Work starts on Kursk II-2 foundation plate

Work starts on Kursk II-2 foundation plate

Construction work has started on the foundation plate of the reactor building of unit 2 of the Kursk II nuclear power plant in western Russia. This is the second of the VVER-TOI design nuclear reactors.

New Nuclear 10 December 2018


Russia completes testing of modified VVER-440 fuel

Russia completes testing of modified VVER-440 fuel

OKB Gidropress, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has completed "longevity testing" of fuel assembly models with an optimised hydro-uranium ratio for VVER-440 reactors at the Paks and Loviisa plants.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2018


Russia and Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia and Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia and Rwanda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Nuclear Policies 05 December 2018


Argentina, Russia expand nuclear energy cooperation

Argentina, Russia expand nuclear energy cooperation

Russia and Argentina plan to expand their cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy following the signing of a strategic document on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Nuclear Policies 03 December 2018


Russia starts cobalt-60 production at Kursk plant

Russia starts cobalt-60 production at Kursk plant

The Kursk nuclear power plant in Russia has started producing cobalt-60, following the loading of additional cobalt absorbers into unit 4, Rosenergoatom has announced.

Corporate 29 November 2018


Rosenergoatom completes its first corporate OSART mission

Rosenergoatom completes its first corporate OSART mission

The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Rosenergoatom's commitment to safety, following its successful completion of a corporate Operational Safety Review Team mission yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 28 November 2018


Rosatom launches annealing technology for VVER-1000 units

Rosatom launches annealing technology for VVER-1000 units

Rosatom announced yesterday it has extended the service life of unit 1 of its Balakovo nuclear power plant in the Saratov region of Russia by using thermal annealing on the VVER-1000's reactor pressure vessel.

Corporate 27 November 2018


KAERI, Tenex discuss cooperation in decommissioning and waste

KAERI, Tenex discuss cooperation in decommissioning and waste

CORRECTED - Russian nuclear fuel cycle company Tenex and the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) have discussed cooperation on research and development in decommissioning and radioactive waste management technologies.

Waste & Recycling 08 November 2018