American "fuel - the invisible being" passes tests on Is southern - the Ukrainian nuclear power plant

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At the end of January on It is southern - the Ukrainian nuclear power plant the technical meeting at which the course of the project of qualification of the American fuel in Ukraine was considered took place. Participants of meeting discussed, in particular, and the number of questions, 3 power units of station connected with frequent stops in which active zone 6 fuel Westinghouse cartridges are loaded.

"Formally to these six heatallocating assemblies (TVS) of Westinghouse of serious claims isn't present, but you shouldn't forget that they are exploited in zones with the smallest loadings. Besides, it is heavy to estimate indicators of their durability as actually risks of deformation are removed by the Russian fuel in which environment is American", - I reported a source at station. According to him, given about results of operation of TVS Westinghouse are closed, writes Glavred.

Incidentally the public learned, for example, that the system of intra reactor control simply doesn't see the American assemblies. It isn't excluded that the main problem consists that "the American fuel is uncontrolledly operated by times in an active zone when systems of intra reactor control can't analyze behavior of cartridges", -
the expert confirmed.

In Gosatomregulirovaniya of Ukraine reported that positive results of operation of TVS Westinghouse concern only 6 assemblies. "But the station plans to use assemblies of other design. In their relation we have no documents", - noted in Gosatomregulirovaniya.

In Ministry of Fuel and Energy already declared transfer of terms of loading of party from 42 heatallocating assemblies of the Westinghouse company from the middle for the end of 2009 "42 TBC it is planned to put at the end of 2009", - the deputy minister of fuel and power Natalya Shumkova reported. It explains it shift of the schedule of repair on the third block. At the same time experts don't exclude that this shift is caused by problems of trial operation of six American TVS.

In what then so-called "tests" of assemblies if they aren't seen by the monitoring system consist, their nuclear codes are incompatible with the station software, and further in general is planned to use assemblies of other design? Whether these represent 6 assemblies - invisible beings simply the "models" called "to take a place" and to delay time necessary for the solution of an array of problems on copying of the Russian technologies of ten-year prescription? Or placement of assemblies - only "demonstration of other flag" to achieve discounts under the contract with Russians? If yes - that while it is obvious
only negative result as the high price of the American fuel - serious argument in favor of rise in prices and Russians that obviously isn't favorable to Ukraine.

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