Taking into account positive
results of the state nuclear and radiation safety review of the safety
justification documents, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine
permitted loading of the first nuclear fuel assemblies produced by Westinghouse
into the reactor cores of Units 1 and 4 of the Zaporizhzhya
The National Nuclear Energy
Generating Company “Energoatom” carries out
activities for the use of nuclear fuel produced by Westinghouse at Ukrainian
NPPs in order to diversify the nuclear fuel suppliers and avoid the dependence
on the monopoly supplier.
At present, the Westinghouse
nuclear fuel has already been in operation in the mixed cores of Units 2 and 3
of the South-Ukrainian NPP and Unit 5 of the Zaporizhzhya
NPP, and is being prepared for loading into the reactor core of Zaporizhzhya NPP Unit 3.