AREVA Plant in Richland to Make Nuclear Fuel That’s Better in Emergencies

The AREVA plant in Richland will begin manufacturing newly developed advanced nuclear fuel assemblies that allow operators more time to respond in emergencies. The plant will start manufacturing the fuel later this year, to be loaded into one of the units at Georgia’s Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in the spring of 2019. AREVA developed the

Vogtle 2 to Load Chromia Fuel

AREVA NP yesterday said four lead test assemblies featuring chromia additions to the fuel pellets and a chromium coating to the fuel rod cladding will be loaded into Vogtle unit 2 in spring 2019. The company will begin manufacturing the chromia-doped fuel pellets at its facility in Richland, Washington, later this year. John Williams, nuclear

AREVA NP to Load Advanced Fuel Assemblies in U.S. Commercial Reactor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – AREVA NP today announced plans to load advanced fuel assemblies developed through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel program in Unit 2 at Georgia’s Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. The loading is scheduled for spring 2019. This advanced fuel technology offers reactor operators more time to respond in emergency

Nuclear Industry Seeks to Advance DOE’s Nuclear Fuel R&D Schedule

Following innovations brought about the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Fuels Campaign, the nuclear industry is pushing to advance the program’s schedule and continue developing accident tolerant nuclear fuels. DOE, in partnership with industry groups, National Labs and research universities, plans to demonstrate prototype advanced technology fuel (ATF) in U.S. commercial light water reactors by