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2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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New Finnish reactor at full power
The Unit 3 EPR at Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant has reached its full capacity of approximately 1,600 MWe for the first time, plant owner and operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced. Olkiluoto-3 is now the most powerful reactor in Europe and the third most powerful globally, according to TVO. (Currently, the world champions in that department are China’s 1,660-MWe Taishan-1 and -2, also EPRs.)
Uranium Chemistry Tutorial
January 26, 2021|10:30AM–12:00PM (11:30AM–1:00PM EST)
Available to 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Attendees
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This is part eight of a nine-part tutorial series exclusively available to 2020 ANS Winter Meeting attendees.
Understanding uranium chemistry is a vital component of successful NCS programs at nuclear fuel fabrication facilities. Chemical reactions involving traditional fuel conversion (e.g, dry conversion or wet ADU conversion) are presented. Select uranium chemistry basics including elemental, solid chemistry, solution chemistry, visual identification, and speciated uranium compounds are discussed. Finally, a reactivity comparison of important speciated uranium compounds is presented.
Lon Paulson, GE Hitachi/Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas
Resources are available to 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting attendees only.