Spent fuel of plutonium production reactors removed from Zheleznogorsk

The Mining and Chemical Combine in Zheleznogorsk reported that it completed removal of all irradiated fuel of plutonium production reactors from the site. The fuel was transferred to the Mayak reprocessing facility.

The last production reactor in Zheleznogorsk, ADE-2, was shut down in April 2010. Reprocessing of natural uranium fuel elements was completed in 2012. The reprocessing facility in Zheleznogorsk, however, could not process HEU-containing "spike" fuel elements (known as DAV-90). These fuel elements were normally reprocessed by the plant at Mayak.