The radial blanket of the BN-600 reactor will be completely removed before disposition of conversion product begins in it, and the BN-800 will be operated with a breeding ratio of less than one for the entire term of this Agreement.
U.S.-Russian Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement
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On 28 September 2015 Russia formally launched a commercial MOX fuel fabrication facility at the Mining and Chemical Combine in Zheleznogorsk. The production line will fabricate MOX fuel for the BN-800 reactor at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station. The... Read More
Shaun Burnie (with Mycle Schneider) Thirty-one years after construction start, the BN-800 Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) at Zarechnyy, in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia, was connected to the grid at 21:21 (19:21 MSK) on December 10, 2015. In the beginning... Read More
A group of U.S. nuclear non-proliferation experts wrote to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to express their support of the U.S. administration decision to discontinue construction of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF). The letter addresses ... Read More
President Putin of Russia, speaking at a meeting with journalists, raised concerns about the possible changes in U.S. plutonium disposition plan. According to the official transcript of the meeting, he made the following comments: [...] back in the ear... Read More
Edwin Lyman and Frank von Hippel Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina have interpreted remarks by Russian president Putin on the 2000 U.S.-Russian Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement (PMDA) as requiring that the United Sta... Read More