Start loading nuclear fuel into the reactor of unit №1 of the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for Friday, reported RIA Novosti a source familiar with the plans of these works.
Thus will begin the stage of physical start-up unit, said the Agency interlocutor.
The Finance Ministry has proposed to reduce funding for the development of the nuclear industry in the years 2021-2023 approximately 67.5 billion.
This is stated in the document "Methodology of calculation of the maximum baseline budget appropriations of the Federal budget on state programs of the Russian Federation and non-programme activities".
The control Board atomic energy of Japan officially recognized safe plant for the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and retrieving of plutonium to create MOX fuel, reported the TV channel NHK.
The construction of the plant in Aomori Prefecture in the North of the main Japanese island of Honshu began in 1993 and was completed in 1997, but due to numerous problems during construction, and then due to the tightening of safety regulations after the accident at NPP "Fukushima-1" in 2011 it was never completed. After receiving the official recognition of the security is scheduled for completion next year and in January 2022 to run the plant. However, after the decision to dismantle the nuclear power plant "Monju" fast breeder, which was to use MOX fuel, the prospects of practical use of the plant became more than uncertain. In addition, no plant for the recycling of spent on fast neutron reactors and thermal neutron reactors MOX-fuel and the plant for manufacturing MOX-fuel.
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 project of construction of the international thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER is a Prime example of effective and mutually beneficial multilateral cooperation, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his greeting to the participants in France a ceremony to mark the commencement of works on assembling and installation of equipment of the reactor.
Welcome text via videoconference was read by Director General of Rosatom state Corporation Alexey Likhachev.
Company-resident of the Kuzbass Technopark has developed innovative equipment for the Smolensk nuclear power plant for ultra deep cleaning of fire-resistant oils, which will prolong the life of oils will reduce the number of repairs and ensure the reliability of oil-filled equipment, save money, reports the press service of the administration of the government of Kuzbass.
"Company – resident of the Kuzbass Technopark has developed innovative equipment for the Smolensk nuclear power plant. Process unit "FODZH" created by "Microcenter Siberia" - a resident of the Kuzbass Technopark and innovation center "SKOLKOVO". Experts have developed and patented a new method of deep purification fire-resistant oil for nuclear power", – stated in the message.
The safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is a priority, close cooperation with the IAEA goes with the beginning of the nuclear project, said the Director of the Department of nuclear energy Ministry of Belarus Vasily polyukhovich.
"The safety of nuclear plants is a priority for us. A system of supervision of the construction of a nuclear power station, which includes both departmental and public oversight," polyukhovich said during the online conference "Nuclear energy in Belarus: benefits and prospects".
Deputy foreign Minister of Argentina, Jorge Neme said that Buenos Aires received suggestions on possible uranium mining in Argentina with the use of modern environmental requirements.
In January 2018 in the framework of the official visit to Russia by Argentine President Mauricio Macri, the parties signed a Memorandum of understanding for exploration and mining of uranium in Argentina.
Upcoming in Russia, the launch of the new power unit No. 2 of Leningrad NPP-2 will be a landmark for several reasons, the chief editor of the information portal on nuclear energy AtomInfo.ru Alexander Uvarov.
AES-2006 is designed in the XXI century the nuclear power plant project so-called generation 3 with improved technical and economic indicators. The units of this project have now become the main export product of the state Corporation "Rosatom" - they already planned to build in different countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Russian head versatile atomic icebreaker "Arktika" is expected to be commissioned in the state Corporation "Rosatom" in the autumn of this year, said General Director of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev.
Deadlines for "Arctic" Rosatom were previously delayed - if it was originally scheduled for may-June of 2019, then it was decided to take the icebreaker in may 2020. "Arctic" can be commissioned Rosatom with the faulty propeller motor that has failed due to short circuit and which is planned to replace the dock Kronstadt naval plant (part of USC) in 2021, wrote in March this year, the newspaper "Kommersant" with reference to sources.
Specialists of the Russian nuclear industry began the endurance test of nuclear fuel of the third generation, designed to improve the efficiency of the Czech nuclear power plant Dukovany, announced the press service of the machine-building division of Rosatom Atomenergomash.
At the site, the research and development base of enterprises of "Atomenergomash" JSC "OKB "Gidropress" (Podolsk, Moscow region) started the endurance test of the layout of the fuel cartridge PK3 for nuclear power reactors VVER-440, which are operated at Dukovany NPP. "The purpose of the tests – the study of the mechanical resistance of the working elements of the cassette PK3 in teplogenerirujushchej conditions as close to real" - explains the "Atomenergomash".
Rosatom officially launched the implementation of the Russian project on creation of a unique nuclear reactor to test the technology, "burning" the most dangerous radioactive substances that remain after processing of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) of nuclear power plants, the corresponding order was signed by General Director of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev.
About it reported the edition enterprise Rosatom "Mining and chemical combine" (Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region) newspaper "the Bulletin of the MCC". On this enterprise it is planned to build a new reactor.
Launch date of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant will be determined later in the week, the parties expect that it was fully operational in February 2021, said the Ambassador of Belarus in Moscow Vladimir Semashko.
"In unit 1 we are here just a week together with colleagues from the leadership of Rosatom will decide the specific date of physical start - up," Semashko said during an online conference.
The draft program for development of nuclear energy on behalf of the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail mishustina will be finalized and submitted to the government before 1 July, the press service of the Cabinet.
It is reported that on June 8 Mishustin held a meeting to discuss the draft of the comprehensive programme "Development of equipment, technologies and scientific research in the field of nuclear energy," which covers the period up to 2024.
The construction of the center for nuclear research and technologies (CAIT) of Rosatom in Bolivia is suspended due to a pandemic coronavirus, the government of the Latin American countries is positively set to continue working with Russia, told RIA Novosti the Russian Ambassador in Bolivia, Vladimir Sprinchan.
The Bolivian Agency for nuclear energy (ABEN) on 12 February issued a statement that the government suspends the project for the construction of the center as long as the Parliament and the Prosecutor's office "will not speak on this issue." However, a month later, the Bolivian government and Rosatom announced that CAIT in El Alto, scheduled to open in 2023, will be completed on time and open the Bolivians access to technology for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Experts from leading scientific centers of the state Corporation "Rosatom" physics and energy Institute named after Leypunsky (IPPE, Obninsk, Kaluga region) intend this year to test unparalleled in the world of complex for producing radioactive isotope actinium-225, which is believed will determine the future of nuclear medicine.
This was stated by the Director, FEI Andrew Goverdovsky in an interview to the official edition of the Russian nuclear industry newspaper "Rosatom Country".
Experts from leading scientific centers of the state Corporation "Rosatom" physics and energy Institute named after Leypunsky (IPPE, Obninsk, Kaluga region) developed an unusual approach to the treatment of coronavirus infection through disinfection light by ultraviolet light.
This was stated by the Director, FEI Andrew Goverdovsky in an interview to the official edition of the Russian nuclear industry newspaper "Rosatom Country".
Rosatom and the U.S. Department of energy last year signed a document establishing the procedure of accounting for and control of nuclear materials to be processed in Russia under contracts with third countries, including in the interests of American customers.
This is stated in the annual report of JSC "Atomenergoprom" (part of "Rosatom", consolidates civil assets of Russian nuclear industry).