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The reactor vessel for unit 1 of the NPP "Akkuyu" was tested

The reactor vessel for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey with the participation of Russia, has successfully passed the hydraulic tests have confirmed the reliability of this product and its readiness for future exploitation, reported the press service of the machine-building division of Rosatom Atomenergomash.

Tests were conducted by the manufacturer of the reactor of the plant "Atommash" (Volgodonsk, Rostov region). "For the responsible of the final stage in the manufacture of the reactor vessel uses a special underground stand – caisson. He put the support ring, on which a crane with a lifting capacity of 600 tons was installed in the design position of the reactor vessel and shut down process lid. Hydraulic tests conducted in accordance with special technology, in which the reactor vessel was created maximum pressure (24,5 megapascals) above the operating pressure by 1.4 times," - said in the message.

Experts have proven the legality of the processing of depleted uranium in Russia

Depleted uranium hexafluoride (ollu) does not apply to radioactive waste, and is a valuable raw material necessary for the development of not only nuclear energy but also other industries, its processing in Russia is legal, safe, and expedient – such evidential conclusion is contained in the joint report of the Commission on ecology of the Public Council of Rosatom state Corporation, environmental and legal center "Bellona".

The presentation took place on Wednesday via videoconference. The report is available at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

Lukashenko has instructed the emergencies Ministry to pay attention to the safe operation of the NPP

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed the Ministry of emergency situations of the Republic to pay special attention to the safe operation of the Belarusian NPP, the first unit which is ready to run.

As reported by the presidential press service, Lukashenko on Monday at his residence, the independence Palace - handed General's shoulder straps to senior officers. There were honored and graduates who graduated from military educational institutions of Belarus with excellent academic performance. Addressing the ceremony participants, the head of state, in particular, have highlighted the challenges facing military and police officers.

COVID-19 did not change the plans of "Rosatom" for the production of fuel for nuclear power plants of the future

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.

Rosatom will operate the plant for producing plutonium, U-5

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).

Rosatom has produced a set of steam generators for unit 1 of NPP "Akkuyu"

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.

Icebreaker "Arktika" will be tested "Rosatom" year

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.

In Ukraine connected to the network, the sixth unit of Zaporizhzhya NPP

The sixth unit Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Ukraine was taken out of reserve and connected to the grid, said Sunday a press-service of the company Energoatom.

Earlier, on 3 June, Energoatom announced the shutdown of the sixth unit of Zaporizhzhya NPP from power grid.

Rosatom began building the second unit of the NPP "Akkuyu" in Turkey

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.

Rosenergoatom has denied reports of emergency at nuclear power plants in the North-West of Russia

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.

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