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Fuel loading delayed at Finnish EPR

Fuel loading delayed at Finnish EPR

Nuclear fuel will not be loaded into the core of the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto until at least the end of August, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said today. Under the previous schedule, fuel loading had been due to take place this month.

New Nuclear 19 June 2019


Kazatomprom chief warns against US uranium tariffs

Kazatomprom chief warns against US uranium tariffs

Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov says he is "concerned" that more US reactors would be forced to close if the Trump administration were to introduce tariffs and force utilities to buy at least one-quarter of their uranium from domestic miners, the Financial Times reported yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 18 June 2019


Slovenské elektrárne signs Russian fuel supply deal

Slovenské elektrárne signs Russian fuel supply deal

TVEL and Slovak utility Slovenské elektrárne have signed contract documents on the supply of nuclear fuel to nuclear power plants in Slovakia for 2022-2026 with the possibility of extension to 2030.

Uranium & Fuel 05 June 2019


Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding

Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding

Framatome has received a voucher through the US Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear programme to support development of Lightbridge Fuel in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory.

Uranium & Fuel 30 May 2019


Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Fuel transfer operations at the shut down San Onofre nuclear power plant in California can resume following approval by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Such operations were suspended following an incident last August during the lowering of a used fuel canister into a storage vault.

Waste & Recycling 22 May 2019


Fuel for unit 2 of Belarus plant clears inspection

Fuel for unit 2 of Belarus plant clears inspection

The batch of fuel assemblies made by Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant for the initial fuel loading of unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus has passed its final inspection. NCCP is a subsidiary of Russian fuel manufacturer TVEL.

New Nuclear 21 May 2019


CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

China National Nuclear Corporation says it is now capable of mass producing China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2019


Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

NuScale Power and Enfission, LLC are to work together to explore the use of Enfission's next-generation nuclear fuel technology in NuScale's small modular reactors (SMRs) under a newly announced memorandum of understanding.

New Nuclear 16 May 2019


Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

The full-scale in situ system test at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility near Olkiluoto has proceeded to the concreting phase in the construction of the end plug for the deposition tunnel, Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced.

Waste & Recycling 09 May 2019


Final testing of Chernobyl used fuel store

Final testing of Chernobyl used fuel store

Final system-wide trials began yesterday of the new dry interim used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The facility is expected to be handed over to the state-owned enterprise Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the coming months.

Waste & Recycling 07 May 2019