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Vogtle-2 okayed for ATF enriched to 6 percent
Southern Nuclear last Friday announced that its Vogtle Unit 2 reactor has become the first U.S. commercial reactor to be authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to use accident tolerant fuel exceeding 5 percent uranium-235 enrichment.
Yigal Ronen, M. Aboudy, D. Regev
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 170 | Number 1 | January 2012 | Pages 16-26
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NSE10-51
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Obtaining denaturated plutonium with 238Pu/Pu 6% in CANDU reactors can be achieved by introducing either 241Am or 237Np into the nuclear fuel. It was found that about the same results are obtained by doping the fuel with 241Am or 237Np. In order not to reduce the fuel burnup, there is a need to enrich the uranium to 0.8% for both 241Am and 237Np doping.