Reprocessing plant at Mayak to begin reprocessing of VVER-1000 fuel

The RT-1 reprocessing plant at the Mayak Production Association in Ozersk received the first shipment of spent fuel of VVER-1000 reactor. According to the press-release issued by the company, the spent fuel shipment from the Rostov nuclear power plant was delivered to Mayak on 16 December 2016.

In June 2016, Mayak announced that reprocessing of the VVER-1000 fuel will allow the plant to reach its nominal capacity of 400 tons/year. Historically, the RT-1 plan was reprocessing about 100-130 tons of fuel annually.