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fuel rod

[′fyül ‚räd]
(nucleonics)
A long, rod-shaped fuel assembly.
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A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that North Korea has finished reprocessing about 8,000 spent fuel rods and used the plutonium extracted from the rods to beef up its ''nuclear deterrence.
The (North) successfully finished the reprocessing of some 8,000 spent fuel rods,' a spokesman of Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the North's official news agency KCNA.
The company said that 24 irradiated fuel rods had been dropped 160 centimetres on to a closed door at the top of a discharge shaft.
His father supported the family by working in the nuclear industry, first devising a mechanical grip with which to move fuel rods in and out of the core of a working reactor, then as a designer in the startup of various nuclear power plants in Europe.
Workers will transfer 1,331 spent fuel rods and 202 new ones to an outside storage pool about 100 meters away, which gives more stable conditions for keeping the fuel cool.
Some 1,700 spent nuclear fuel rods are stored in the pool, although the No.
The building housing reactor 4 at Fukushima holds a storage pool filled with 1,535 nuclear fuel rods, including 204 unused ones.
The pool contains 1,535 fuel rods including 204 unused fuel rods.
Sunday's announcement comes after Iran has said it was compelled to manufacture fuel rods on its own since international sanctions banned Tehran from buying them on foreign markets.
Tokyo, May 24(ANI): The Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO), the operator of Japan's damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, has said that fuel rods inside three of the facility's reactors probably melted in the days immediately after the devastating March 11 9.
Last Thursday, IRNA quoted Salehi as saying that the transfer of fuel rods into the reactor would start at the end of the Iranian month of "Shahrivar (September 22) and at the end of (Iranian month of) Mehr (October 22), we will close the lid of the reactor.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda on indicated Monday that Japan has not yet confirmed whether North Korea has started reprocessing spent nuclear fuel rods with a view to producing a number of nuclear weapons.