Nuclear fuel rss

Energoatom welcomes choice of vendor

Nuclear Policies

14 July 2014

Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers has a "completely new attitude" towards nuclear power and supports the idea of building new reactors using technology "of Western design", Energoatom President Yuri Nedashkovskiy has said.

Advance in SiC composite production

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

09 July 2014

SiC fuel assembly cover 48New technology for the manufacture of nuclear fuel components from silicon carbide (SiC) has been developed by Japanese researchers. A prototype fuel assembly cover has already been fabricated and is awaiting trials.

DoE uranium transfers in question


11 June 2014

The US Government Accountability Office has questioned the legality of four transactions involving the Department of Energy and US uranium enrichment company USEC.

US debut for Westinghouse fuel pool monitor

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2014

The commissioning of a system enabling remote monitoring of the used fuel pool level at Watts Bar has marked the first use of the Westinghouse technology at a US nuclear power plant. The system has already been deployed at some European plants.

Westinghouse to market fuel rod sensors by 2019

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

20 June 2014

Nuclear power plant operators may soon be able to monitor a reactor core by using sensors within fuel rod assemblies that literally scream the type and location of a problem.

Fuel cycle roundup #27

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

06 June 2014

• First consignment from Cooke
• Business as usual at Kazakh operations
• Areva wins Vattenfall contract
• Paladin progress
• Skyharbour buys into Athabasca Basin