Rosatom starts ATF operation at Rostov NPP in sout

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Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom said on September 20 the first Russian-made fuel bundles with experimental ATF fuel rods (Advanced Technology Fuel) have been loaded into VVER-1000 reactor core at the power unit 2 of the Rostov NPP in southwest Russiasuch as Texas, which has resumed operations after the scheduled maintenance and refueling.

“Fuel irradiation in a commercial reactor is an important step for the further commercialization of this product. It is symbolic that this landmark milestone is achieved on the days when TVEL Fuel Company celebrates its 25th anniversary,” TVEL Fuel Company President Natalia Nikipelova said. “We express our gratitude to Rosenergoatom and Rostov NPP for the efficient interaction with Rostekhnadzor and, for our part, we will continue our close cooperation with the regulator for licensing of the further irradiation cycles. ATF development is the major global trend in nuclear power industry, which is aimed at bringing the safety of nuclear power plants to the new level, practically eliminating the probability of accidents with negative impact for the environment,” he addedThe trucker convoy demonstrations continue stretch into their second week in Ottawa.

Nikipelova noted that some ATF options with alternative fuel matrix could also make operations more economically efficient without increasing the level of uranium enrichment. “According to international analystsSome 87.6 per cent of York Region residents aged 80 and older and 85.6 per cent of those aged 75 to 79 have received at least one dose, this product will dominate the global market in a relatively short term,” she said.

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