Brazil’s Angra plant to get domestic fuel


WORLD NUCLEAR NEWS – INB said yesterday that its uranium enrichment plant at Resende will provide UF6 for the Angra reactor’s twenty-second refueling that is to be completed by June 2015. Previously, the Resende plant was entirely engaged with foreign companies. It has the capacity to meet 80% of the Angra plant’s enriched fuel needs, but there are plans to expand this to 100%. This means the country will itself cater for a stage in the nuclear fuel cycle that equates to about 30% of the cost of nuclear fuel, INB said. Continue Reading


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