Caption: The South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant
Westinghouse Electric said its nuclear fuel “performed flawlessly” at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine despite warnings from Russia.
Westinghouse said its VVER-1000 fuel performed well over at least three fuel cycles following an annual inspection of Westinghouse fuel assemblies at South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3. The joint inspection of six Westinghouse fuel assemblies by SE AtomRemontService and Westinghouse took place between February 15 and March 1, 2015. The results were verified and validated by the State Nuclear Inspectorate of Ukraine. Westinghouse will load 42 fuel assemblies into the unit in the coming days.
Russia said in January that Ukraine’s use of U.S. nuclear fuel in its reactors could cause an accident.
Westinghouse supplies nuclear fuel to 145 plants around the world, 65 of which are in Europe.
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