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Construction of nitride fuel plant underway

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

08 April 2014

Construction has started of a pilot plant for the production of fuel for the experimental lead-cooled BREST-300 fast reactor to be built at the Siberian Chemical Combine in Russia.

First MOX for Beloyarsk 4

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

06 March 2014

BN-800_MOX_fuel_(NIIAR)_67x48The first batch of 56 mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies has been shipped to Beloyarsk 4 as Russia's first-of-a-kind BN-800 fast reactor prepares to start up.

Fuel loading begins at fast reactor

New Nuclear

03 February 2014

Beloyarsk fuel loading start (Rosenergoatom)_48The first fuel is being loaded into Russia's newest fast breeder reactor, Beloyarsk 4, in preparation for startup of the unit within months.

'Unconstitutional' for US to back out of MOX plan

Waste and Recycling

19 March 2014

The state of South Carolina has reacted angrily to the suspension of the Savannah River MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility construction, filing a lawsuit against the Department of Energy.

US MOX plant left cold by budget

Waste and Recycling

05 March 2014

MFFF_May_2013_(Shaw_Areva_MOX_Services)_48The USA's partially built Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, a key component of the country's plutonium disposition program, is to be placed on cold standby after being effectively cut out of the Department of Energy's FY2015 budget request.

Credible options for UK plutonium disposal

Waste and Recycling

21 January 2014

Both the Prism and Enhanced Candu 6 reactors are "credible options" for managing the UK's plutonium stockpile, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has concluded. However, the government's preferred option remains reuse as mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel.