According to the President of the Ukraine NAEC "Energoatom" Yuriy Nedashkovsky, on the South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant made the download of the upgraded fuel FA-WR production of American-Japanese organization into the reactor Westinghouse 3-th power station.
"Literally on Tuesday (March 17 - approx. OPINION) in the middle of the day has finished downloading FA-WR in the active zone, without any issues, " he said, Nedashkovsky UNIAN. However, he clarified that the Fuel organization Westinghouse is high, As during the period of application of the cassettes FA-W was not seen even a single case its depressurization. As stated before, the connection of the 3-th power of the South-Ukrainian NPP to the grid of the country is planned for the beginning of April 2015. According to the head of the State nuclear regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (the STATE) Sergey Bozhko, "Energoatom" in the period from 2015 to 2018, with a break for 2017 due to the 300-day routine recovery unit will implement a number of overloads for the gradual increase in the proportion of Westinghouse fuel and reducing the number of TVSA assemblies produced by Russian TVEL. Bozhko said that by 2018 "Energoatom" can fully load the Fuel Westinghouse on the third block Yuu nuclear power plant In the justification of the use of the fuel assemblies of the previous modification, which was used in 2011 to identify mechanical damage on one of the fuel assemblies. Last Wednesday, the Commissioner of Russia in the IAEA Board of governors Grigory Berdennikov said that Kiev's decision to apply manufactured by the American company Westinghouse Fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants increases the probability of changing to a major catastrophe. Remember, at the end of December last year Ukrainian Energoatom and the American Westinghouse signed an agreement to increase the supply of nuclear fuel from the US for nuclear power plants in Ukraine up to 2020. In the capital of Russia alarmed by this letter, noting that the deal Kiev with Westinghouse ignores considerations of nuclear safety. In the IAEA told that Ukraine must itself relativepath procurement of fuel for nuclear power plants. We emphasize that Ukraine had previously announced plans by 2017 to increase the power plant. The fuel was not planned to purchase from Russia, and the American organization Westinghouse. It was noted that American Fuel in many respects inferior to the Russian, native boilers, which exploits the Ukraine. Thus, in 2012 the Ukrainian Energoatom has produced a clash with technical problems on the 2nd and 3rd blocks of the South-Ukrainian NPP. Difficulties were associated with the "abnormality" of nuclear fuel FA-W, produced by Westinghouse. Because of this I had to unload all the fuel assemblies and replace them with fuel produced in Russia.