Sino- Ghana LEU-MNSR project

Sino- Ghana LEU-MNSR project

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) convened a summary meeting on a nuclear project taking place in Ghana — low enriched uranium (LEU) of miniature neutron source reactor (MNSR), in Beijing from July 26 to 27.

The project aims to replace the highly-enriched uranium core fuel with a low-enriched substance without changing the geometry of the reactor core. Coordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the project has been jointly undertaken by China, Ghana and the United States.

In June 2017, CNNC completed the export of LEU-MNSR fuel to Ghana and recently the reactor entered into the critical phase, earning a congratulatory letter and praise from the IAEA. The research reactor will undergo testing in fully-charged conditions in early August.

Attendees were from China Atomic Energy Agency, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nuclear Safety Administration of China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, CNNC, the IAEA, the US Department of Energy, the US Embassy in China, the US Argonne National Laboratory, the Republic of Ghana Embassy in China, and Ghana Atomic Energy Commission.

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