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LWR MOX fuel fabrication records as of 31 December 2000

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FACILITY SINCE FACILITY START - UP 1999 2000
t HM  t Pua Fuel Rods Fuel Assemblies t HM t HM
BELGONUCLEAIRE 467 26 246 000 1 420b 38 38
Siemens / Hanau 158 6.4 77 000 380 - -
CFCa 248 16 126 000 480b 40 41
MELOX 455 24 254 000 1 050c 104 102
MDFd 14e 1e 7 300e 36e nil nil
BARC 3 0.1 800 23 1 1
PFFF(ATR fuel)f 120 1.9 22 500 750 nil nil
TOTAL 1 500 80 700 000 4 100 180 180
a contained in the delivered fuel
b mainly manufactured at FBFC (FBFC is a private company mainly producing UO2 fuels. It also has a function of manufacturing MOX fuel assemblies)
c includes 92 Fuel Assemblies incorporating pellets and Fuel Rods fabricated at CFCa
d the philosophy was to make different fuel designs to support business in SMP
e out of which, respectively 3.9 tHM, 0.3tPu, 2112 Fuel Rods and 8 Fuel Assemblies were later not accepted by the customer
f ATR: Advanced Thermal Reactor developed in Japan
Source; INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, Status and Advances in MOX Fuel Technology, Technical Reports Series No.415, IAEA, Vienna(2003)