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Fuel removal starts at Fukushima Daiichi 3

Fuel removal starts at Fukushima Daiichi 3

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visited the Fukushima Daiichi site today as the process to remove used fuel from unit 3 officially began. It has taken several years for Tepco to remove debris from the reactor building service floor and prepare for this work to reduce the hazard at the accident site.

Waste & Recycling 15 April 2019


Dry storage licence change supports faster decommissioning

Dry storage licence change supports faster decommissioning

Orano TN's NUHOMS dry storage systems will be allowed to store used nuclear fuel with significantly shorter cooling times and higher decay heat under licensing amendments approved by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 10 April 2019


Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazil's national energy plan to 2050 will consider new nuclear power plants including generation IV technology and small modular reactors to meet growing national electricity demand, Minister for Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 05 April 2019


Vogtle-2 returns to service with Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Vogtle-2 returns to service with Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Unit 2 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, USA, has returned to service loaded with Framatome's GAIA fuel assemblies containing the first complete Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel concept. Unit 2 resumed operations on 3 April, following its spring refuelling and maintenance outage that began on 10 March. 

Uranium & Fuel 05 April 2019


ČEZ set to test Westinghouse fuel at Temelín

ČEZ set to test Westinghouse fuel at Temelín

ČEZ will start loading test fuel assemblies supplied by Westinghouse Electric Sweden into unit 1 of its Temelín nuclear power plant this weekend as part of its plan announced in August last year to diversify its fuel supply.

Uranium & Fuel 05 April 2019


Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Long-term irradiation testing of China National Nuclear Corporation's CF3 pressurised water reactor fuel has been completed.

Uranium & Fuel 21 March 2019


TRISO project clears first phase of loan guarantee process

TRISO project clears first phase of loan guarantee process

The US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office has invited X-energy to submit the second part of its application for a loan guarantee for the construction of a facility to fabricate TRISO-X fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 15 March 2019


Spain, UAE plan cooperation in fuel services

Spain, UAE plan cooperation in fuel services

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Enusa Industrias Avanzadas, defining a framework for collaboration and the exchange of information and expertise in the field of nuclear fuel services.

Uranium & Fuel 13 March 2019


Finnish TVO takes delivery of new-generation BWR fuel

Finnish TVO takes delivery of new-generation BWR fuel

The first eight Westinghouse Triton11 fuel assemblies have been delivered to Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oy's Olkiluoto plant. The new assemblies will be loaded into Olkiluoto 2 during the unit's upcoming outage.

Uranium & Fuel 28 February 2019


Fuel loading completed at Novovoronezh II-2

Fuel loading completed at Novovoronezh II-2

Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced the completion of fuel loading at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia.

New Nuclear 25 February 2019