Genkai MOX fuel loaded

20 October 2009

Kyushu Electric Power Co has loaded a consignment of MOX fuel in its Genkai 3 reactor in Saga prefecture.

It is expecting to start Japan's first burn of MOX fuel in December.

About 23 tons of fuel has been supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, but manufactured by Areva in France. The fuel will make up 16 assemblies of about 80 being replaced in the 193-assembly 1184MWe PWR.

According to Kyodo News, Shikoku Electric Power Co and Chubu Electric Power Co plan to follow Kyushu Electric in launching the plutonium-thermal generation at their nuclear plants in and after 2010.

Related Articles
Cogema's strategy for decommissioning
Grappling with graphite
French very lows
Nuclear in France - what did they get right?
Regulator's report highlights weld quality issue at Flamanville 3 EPR
Suez plans to expand nuclear operations
Phenix rises for 250 million Euros

Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.