Month: July 2022

Us selects Advanced Nuclear reactor fuel testing plant

The US Department of Energy said Wednesday it has selected a design for a multibillion-dollar test nuclear reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory that could help develop fuel for advanced nuclear reactors. The Multifunctional test reactor, or VTR, was proposed in 2018 and, if funded by Congress, would be the first rapid nuclear test reactor …

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Plus research and development of ARC-100 small reactor fuel manufacturing technology

Canadian Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) has partnered with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to develop the ARC-100 modular small reactor fuel manufacturing process. Through funding from the Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI), the Nuclear Laboratory will provide ARC with expertise in nuclear fuel manufacturing to develop a prototype fuel thin rod production line for ARC technology, …

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Unit 3 of India's Kakrapa Nuclear Power Plant will be operational by the end of 2022

Unit 3 of the Kakrapar nuclear power plant is expected to go into commercial operation in December 2022, according to India's Department of Atomic Energy. The unit is India's first indigenously designed 700,000 kW pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR). The Kakrapar Unit 3 finished loading in March 2020 and achieved its first criticality in July …

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Walk into Hualong One: Feel the core power of "Great power"

On July 26, the "Walk into Hualong One" online brand evaluation activity hosted by the Cyberspace Administration of the CPC Central Government, the Press and Publicity Office of the China Atomic Energy Authority, and the Publicity and Culture Center of China National Nuclear Corporation continued to carry out. The journalists came to the Fuqing Nuclear …

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The integral module of the built-in refueling water tank of Hainan Changjiang Nuclear Power Unit No. 4 has been lifted

At 15:41 on July 23, 2022, after three days of hard struggle, the third module of the built-in refuelling water tank in the nuclear island workshop of Hainan Changjiang Nuclear Power Unit No. 4 was firmly placed on the foundation. At this point, the entire lifting of modules in rooms R141 to R143 was completed, …

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Britain's Magnesium-Knox reprocessing plant has officially shut down

The last batch of spent fuel was reprocessed at the Sellafield Magnox reprocessing plant in the UK on 17 July 2022, marking the official end of the plant's operation. The Magnesium-Knox reprocessing plant has now processed all spent fuel stocks. Since 1964, a total of 5 million spent fuel rods and nearly 55,000 tons of …

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The pump shell of the first main pump of Unit 2 of Zhangzhou Nuclear Power Plant was successfully lifted and installed

On July 21, the pump shell of the first ring main pump of Zhangzhou Nuclear Power Unit 2 was successfully lifted and installed. The whole lifting process was safe and stable, with controllable quality and under control. Zhangzhou first phase of the nuclear power use "hualong" number one nuclear power technology, every units, a total …

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CNNC Tongxing and Argentina DIOXITEK held the signing ceremony of cobalt-60 product Cooperation Agreement

On July 15, CNNC Tongxing, a subsidiary of China Tongfu, and DIOXITEK of Argentina held a cooperation signing ceremony for cobalt-60 products. Li Chao, vice General manager of China Tongfu and Chairman of CNNC Tongxing signed a contract with DIOXITEK of Argentina on behalf of CNNC Tongxing. Xu Hongchao, Deputy Secretary of party Committee and …

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Westinghouse helped decommission the Norwegian research reactor

Westinghouse electric has been awarded an engineering contract by the Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning Company (NND) to plan the decommissioning of the country's two nuclear research reactors at Halden and Keillor. The contract is for three years, including options for up to six years, and is worth up to 1 billion Norwegian kroner ($99 million). Norway's …

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