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Fuel loading completed at Fangchenggang 2

New Nuclear

25 May 2016

Fangchenggang 2 fuel loading - 48The loading of fuel into the core of the second unit at the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi province has been completed. The unit is expected to start up later this year.

Chinese AP1000 fuel line moves to production

Uranium and Fuel

23 May 2016

Construction has been completed of China's first production line for the manufacture of fuel for AP1000 reactors. The new production line is to make two sets of dummy assemblies ahead of full production.

Australian Royal Commission delivers final report

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2016

Kevin_Scarce_(Lead_South_Australia)_48South Australia's Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle has delivered its final report, recommending that the government should pursue the establishment of storage and disposal facilities for multi-national used nuclear fuel and intermediate-level waste. The announcement has been greeted as a fundamental change in the global nuclear waste discourse.

Alliance brings Russian fuel to US market

Uranium and Fuel

24 May 2016

Global Nuclear Fuel Americas (GNF-A) and Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL have agreed to work together to introduce Russian-designed pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel into the USA.

Fuel loading begins at China's Changjiang 2

New Nuclear

11 May 2016

Changjiang 2 fuel loading - 48Fuel loading operations are under way at the second unit of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China's southern island province of Hainan. The reactor is expected to begin operating later this year.

Westinghouse expands fuel production capacity

Uranium and Fuel

29 April 2016

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the expansion of its nuclear fuel factory in Västerås, Sweden. The US-based firm, which is majority-owned by Japan's Toshiba, said the expansion is a response to growing demand for nuclear fuel supply diversification for VVER-1000 reactors in Europe.