American nuclear fuel loaded into the reactor of the Rovno nuclear power plant

The fuel assemblies of the American company Westinghouse are loaded into the reactor of the third power unit of the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP). writes about it TASS With reference to the press service of the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine.

We are talking about partial filling of the active zone. First, the fuel will be subjected to trial operation. If all goes well, the industrial operation phase will come.

It is stated that a further increase in the share of fuel from Westinghouse in the reactor core of the RNPP power unit No. 3 will occur gradually.

The RNPP’s third power unit is the seventh of 13 Ukrainian VVER-1000 type reactors filled with fuel assemblies from an American company.

Finland has already been reported. refused To build a third nuclear power plant with Russia. Prior to this, work on a new nuclear power plant project in Finland had progressed, as Rosatom explained, “teamwork had been established between the customer and the contractor.” On the Russian side, RAOS Project Oy, the “daughter” of Rosatom, fulfilled its obligations “in good faith”.

After the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Finnish Economy Minister Mika Lintilä said it was now “completely impossible” for Fennovoima to grant permission for the construction of a nuclear power plant. He emphasized that during the attack, Russia seized the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine and that Rosatom employees were located at a foreign facility. Lintilya concluded that Rosatom “violated all international rules regarding nuclear energy, forcing a foreign power to use a nuclear power plant”.

Source: Gazeta


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