Ghana uranium low-enrichment

Ghana uranium low-enrichment

The China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) and the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) carried out a successful zero power critical experiment in the Ghana atomic micro reactor low-enrichment renovation project, which marks completion of all the technical preparations in China.

It is also another breakthrough by China in practicing its international commitment to cooperate in lessening high enrichment uranium usage, following its putting the first micro reactor low-enrichment renovation project into full-power operation. Thus the latest event drew officials and experts from organizations around the globe including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United States Department of Energy, the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, and representatives from Nigeria, Syria, Pakistan and Thailand.

Micro reactor low-enrichment is an effort to replace high enrichment uranium with low-enrichment reactor core fuel on the premise of reducing the reactor core’s size. With small size, low power and excellent security and maneuverability, a micro reactor can be constructed in universities and research institutions of large and medium sized cities for wide application in neutron activation analysis, radioisotope preparation, and teaching and training, as well as physical reactor experimentation and instrument testing.

Source:  CNNC

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