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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.

Russia, Iran discuss further reactors

New Nuclear

14 March 2014

Bushehr (NIAEP-ASE)_48Russia and Iran have reportedly reached a preliminary agreement for the construction of two more units at the Bushehr nuclear power plant. The first unit at Bushehr, completed by Russia, is already in full operation.

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.

Rostov 3 primary circuit tests

New Nuclear

17 March 2014

Rostov 3 leak test 48Water tightness tests of the reactor vessel and main circulation system are underway at unit 3 of Russia's Rostov nuclear power plant. The unit is scheduled to start operating later this year.

Ukrainian reactors operate through turmoil


06 March 2014

Zaporizhzhya 48Ukraine's nuclear energy plants have operated continuously during the recent political crisis in the country, operator Energoatom has reported. However, future fuel supplies for the plants are uncertain.

Smolensk II site unveiled to visitors

New Nuclear

03 March 2014

Smolensk_II_site_Feb_14_(Smolensk_NPP)_48Senior Russian nuclear power plant engineers and journalists have visited a site near the village of Pyatidvorka Roslaviskoye that has been earmarked for the second Smolensk nuclear power plant.