The EU will continue to Fund a project to build an experimental fusion reactor ITER, in spite of the serious economic crisis caused by the struggle with COVID-19, said EU energy Commissioner Kadri Simson in a video message at the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the reactor.
"I would like to talk about the importance of continuing to support such projects in tough times. Pandemic COVID-19 made all of us to adjust our priorities. Europe is no exception," said she.
Fortress international cooperation, including with the participation of representatives of Russia, EU, China and the United States have been successful in the project on creation of thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER, said EU energy Commissioner Kadri Simson in a video message at the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the reactor.
"Today we celebrate more than just a technical milestone. I would like particularly to highlight three things. First, the power of international collaboration... I want to thank our partners from China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States for what they came all this way with the European Union. Without your participation and contribution we would not be here today," she said.
The state Corporation "Rosatom" will help Kazakhstan to implement a project for the decommissioning of the famous nuclear reactor bn-350 - world's first energy reactor installation on fast neutrons industrial power level, and from which began the history of Russia a world leader in the field of atomic energy.
As the materials on the procurement website of Rosatom, assistance to the Kazakhstan partners will provide JSC "Techsnabexport" (the parent organization of the nuclear state Corporation, in particular, to promote Russian solutions and technologies in the field of decommissioning of nuclear - and radiation-dangerous objects).
The launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is expected in two to three weeks, work of entering nuclear power plants completed in the short term for such projects, said Deputy state Secretary of the Union state Alexei Kubrin during the online conference "Nuclear energy in Belarus: benefits and prospects".
He recalled that almost exactly 8 years ago, on 9 August, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko laid a capsule at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant a message for future generations.
The staff of the Leningrad NPP-2 began loading nuclear fuel into the reactor of the new power unit. This was reported by the press service of the concern "Rosenergoatom".
So the unit began the so-called stage of the physical start-up. Only the VVER-1200 reactor will load the 163 fuel assemblies with nuclear fuel. The researchers then launch it self-sustaining controlled nuclear chain reaction — the start, and then hold the power start-up — the issuance of a unit of electricity in the network, trial operation and complex testing of the unit at rated power. All this planning to perform in the course of this year.
The situation with coronavirus infection has not violated the terms of the enterprise of Rosatom state Corporation "Mining and chemical combine" (MCC, Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai) for the industrial production of so-called mixed oxide uranium-plutonium MOX-fuel is planned to be used in the nuclear energy future, reported the press service of the MCC.
According to the report, in the first half of this year, despite COVID-19, "all production plans are achieved". "It is particularly important that the plant fuel fabrication did a half for the production of fuel assemblies of MOX fuel", - is spoken in the message.
The famous pilot plant U-5 in Moscow, which worked out the technologies of plutonium required to create a domestic nuclear weapons will be decommissioned by 2022, the works are scheduled to use new technologies that can be applied in similar projects in the future, according to the portal of the Federal target program on nuclear and radiation safety.
Install the U-5 is located in the North-West of Moscow on the territory of "high-tech research Institute of inorganic materials named after academician Bochvar" (VNIINM, a part of TVEL, a leading scientific center of Rosatom on the development of nuclear fuel cycle technologies and materials science).
Engineering companies of Rosatom has completed production of a set of steam generators for construction with participation of RF first power unit of NPP "Akkuyu" in Turkey, the press service of the holding "Atomenergomash".
The steam generators belong to the basic equipment of the reactor compartment of nuclear power. They are needed to produce steam that drives a turbine generator work. The steam generators are part of the reactor plant. The length of one steam generator is about 15 meters, diameter – more than 4 meters, weight – 340 tons. The equipment of one plant consists of four steam generators.
Head nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika (project 22220) will be handed over in 2020 to the customer in the face of Rosatom in trial operation for one year, so that in 2021 the ship stood in dry docking to replace the right motor, told RIA Novosti on Monday the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov.
Earlier in June, the General Director of Rosatom state Corporation Alexey Likhachev, during his working meeting with President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the icebreaker "Arktika" on June 23, came from St. Petersburg on the final stage of sea trials. It is planned that the icebreaker in September, the deadline is in October of this year will be commissioned Rosatom.
Rosatom began construction of unit 2 of NPP "Akkuyu" in Turkey, told RIA Novosti in the project company "Akkuyu Nuclear", which is responsible for the implementation of this project.
As noted by the head of the company Anastasia Zoteeva, construction and installation works are now conducted simultaneously at the sites of the first and second units. "In the second block completes concreting of both base plates and the reactor compartment and the turbine hall," said she.
No deviations from safe operation conditions in nuclear power plants in Northwest Russia in June was not a radiation environment consistent with normal values reported RIA Novosti, the official representative of the concern "Rosenergoatom" (the operator of all nuclear power plants in the Russian Federation, member of the state Corporation "Rosatom").
Earlier on Friday, some media reported that in early June, the authorities of nuclear and radiation safety in Sweden, Norway and Finland recorded in the atmosphere over the territory of Northern Europe a slight increase in the concentrations of radioactive isotopes with so-called reactor origin. It was also reported that, according to calculations by the National institutes of health and the environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands, these isotopes allegedly received from Russia, and that the cause of the incident may be the depressurization of the fuel element in a reactor of any nuclear power plant.
Poland supported Lithuania in her claim to the nuclear power plant in Belarus, said Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, meeting Friday with his Lithuanian counterpart Saulus Skordalia on the border of the two countries.
"We not only understand the concerns of Lithuania concerning power plant in Ostrovets, but also support Lithuania in all possible European forums," said Morawiecki.
Cancellation by Washington of sanctions exemptions Tehran begs the question of whether the United States to Iran independently built the reactor at Arak, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The authors of this policy seem to not even wonder what is the benefit for the Washington, what benefits the US will get from such actions, if provided by SVPD actions will not be realized. Let's remind them that the parameters of these projects was developed and agreed with the direct participation of American specialists and in General they were a response to the concerns of the American side. It turns out that not Iran, with which the Americans had some sort of high risks in the nuclear field, and the USA is not allowed to complete the implementation of the nuclear component of the AGREEMENT. Hence the question: do we understand correctly that now in Washington that Iran is now self-build, for example, the Arak reactor. Recently such a prospect, on the contrary, frightened the American side," - said Zakharov in his online briefing.