“Energoatom” in the next week will begin to load fuel at Zaporizhzhya NPP

KIEV, June 14 - RIA Novosti. Ukrainian “Energoatom“, the operator of nuclear power plants in the country, plans to start loading the American Westinghouse fuel to the fifth power unit of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant next week, said Tuesday the press-service of the company
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“Next week will be held at the Westinghouse loading Zaporizhzhya … Based on the positive results of state nuclear and radiation safety to expand the pilot operation of Westinghouse nuclear fuel, the SNRCU agreed solution NAEC” Energoatom “for loading the first batch of fuel into the reactor of the fifth power . Zaporizhzhya Loading will take place tentatively in the second half of June 2016 “, - said in a statement.
Zaporizhia nuclear power plant - the largest power facility in the Ukraine with an installed capacity of 6000 megawatts, the station operated six units with a capacity of 1 million kilowatts each.
At the end of 2014 Ukraine and Westinghouse agreed to supply US nuclear fuel for the period up to 2020. The Russian Foreign Ministry then stated that the change of the supplier of nuclear fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plant poses a threat to the health of the citizens of Ukraine and Europe, and that this transaction demonstrates ignoring considerations of nuclear safety.
Fuel Westinghouse has already been downloaded into two blocks of the South-Ukrainian NPP. Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which is the largest energy facility in Ukraine, will be the second station in the country, where it will be loaded with fuel. The first batch of nuclear fuel Westinghouse Company in February was delivered to the Zaporizhzhya NPP.

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