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Tepco makes contact with melted fuel in unit 2

Tepco makes contact with melted fuel in unit 2

Tokyo Electric Power Company has released photos of fuel debris within the primary containment vessel of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The company determined that the debris can be lifted, which will help in removing the material.

Regulation & Safety 13 February 2019


Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

A ceremony has been held to mark the loading of the first fuel into unit 4 at South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The country's nuclear regulator gave Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power permission to start up the APR1400 unit on 1 February.

New Nuclear 11 February 2019


GNF and Enusa extend nuclear fuel joint venture

GNF and Enusa extend nuclear fuel joint venture

Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and Spanish state-owned nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa Industrias Avanzadas have signed an agreement to extend their GNF Enusa Nuclear Fuel SA joint venture for an additional six years.

Corporate 07 February 2019


Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Enrichment company Urenco USA has announced a new programme covering the production of high-assay low enriched uranium (HALEU), and is considering the construction of a dedicated HALEU unit at its US uranium enrichment facility.

Uranium & Fuel 06 February 2019


US DOE confirms accident tolerant fuel funding

US DOE confirms accident tolerant fuel funding

The US Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy has confirmed it awarded a total of USD111.2 million in funding to three industry partners to develop accident tolerant fuels. The awards were made to General Electric, Framatome and Westinghouse in late 2018.

Uranium & Fuel 04 February 2019


Rosatom starts testing accident-tolerant fuel for LWRs

Rosatom starts testing accident-tolerant fuel for LWRs

The first Russian-made experimental nuclear fuel assemblies based on accident-tolerant fuel for light water reactors have been loaded for testing into the water loops of the MIR research reactor at the State Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Uranium & Fuel 29 January 2019


TVEL to supply fuel pellets for Tarapur

TVEL to supply fuel pellets for Tarapur

TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom, has signed a contract with India’s Department of Atomic Energy for supplies of uranium fuel pellets for the Tarapur boiling water reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 28 January 2019


Chinese-developed ATF undergoing irradiation tests

Chinese-developed ATF undergoing irradiation tests

China General Nuclear has begun irradiation testing of a prototype accident-tolerant fuel rod in a research reactor, marking the first time that Chinese-developed ATF has been irradiated.

Uranium & Fuel 24 January 2019


USA clears way for HALEU

USA clears way for HALEU

The US Department of Energy has completed an environmental assessment clearing the way for the fabrication of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel for advanced nuclear reactors at the Idaho National Laboratory. Meanwhile, the US Department of Defense has issued a Request for Information for a small mobile reactor using HALEU fuel to provide electrical power in rapid response scenarios.

Uranium & Fuel 22 January 2019


DOE funding for Westinghouse accident-tolerant fuel development

DOE funding for Westinghouse accident-tolerant fuel development

Westinghouse Electric Company has received USD93.6 million of funding from the US Department of Energy for its EnCore accident-tolerant fuel programme.

Uranium & Fuel 21 January 2019