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2004 International RERTR Meeting

RECH-1 TEST FUEL IRRADIATION STATUS REPORT

J. Marin, J. Lisboa, L. Olivares, J. Chavez
Comision Chilena de Energia Nuclear, CCHEN, Amunategui 95, 6500687 Santiago – Chile


ABSTRACT
 

Since May 2003, one RECH-1 fuel element has been submitted to irradiation at the HFR-Petten, Holland. By November 2004 the irradiation has achieved its pursued goal of 55% burn up. This irradiation qualification service will finish in the year 2005 with PIE tests, as established in a contractual agreement between the IAEA, NRG, and CCHEN. This report presents the objectives and the current results of this fuel qualification under irradiation. Besides, a brief description of CHI/4/021, IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Project that has supported this irradiation test, is also presented here.


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