nuclear fuel pellet

nuclear fuel pellet

[′nü·klē·ər ¦fyül ‚pel·ət]
(nucleonics)
A piece of nuclear fuel usually in the shape of a sphere or cylinder, used in pebble-bed reactors, inserted in graphite blocks, or used in metallic tubular fuel elements. Also known as fuel ball; nuclear fuel pebble; reactor fuel pellet.
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Foreign companies including Areva of France, Canada's Cameco and Japan's Sumitomo have entered uranium mining joint ventures with KAP - which operates a huge, Soviet-built nuclear fuel pellet plant in northern Kazakhstan - but wants to develop more advanced nuclear fuel assembly technology to add value to its uranium business.
One nuclear fuel pellet about two centimetres long produces the same amount of electricity as one and a half tonnes of coal.
One nuclear fuel pellet which is about 2cm long, can produce the same amount of electricity as 1.
One nuclear fuel pellet, about two centimetres long, produces the same amount of electricity as one and a half tonnes of coal.
One tiny nuclear fuel pellet,about half an inch long,provides as much power as one and a half tonnes of coal.
In inertial confinement fusion, for example, lasers irradiate a tiny nuclear fuel pellet -- about 1 millimeter in diameter -- from all directions.
Laurence Williams, chief inspector of the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, said yesterday 31 consignments of nuclear fuel pellets were sent to Japan with their safety records falsified.
Kazakhstan has a major plant making nuclear fuel pellets and aims eventually to sell value-added fuel rather than just uranium.
Thirty-one consignments of nuclear fuel pellets exported from the Sellafield plant to Japan had their records falsified.
5 billion nuclear fuel pellets since the joint venture was created in 2000, enough to power the equivalent of 300 million typical U.
Yesterday's damning verdict came after 31 consignments of nuclear fuel pellets exported from Sellafield to Japan had their records falsified.

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