TENEX Organized Technical Tour to FSUE “Mining and Chemical Combine” for ENEC Delegation
On April 17-19, 2019, the delegation of The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), led by Dr. Mohamed Abdalla Chookah, Vice President of Fuel, Waste, Research and Development, paid a visit to FSUE “Mining and Chemical Combine”. The technical tour was organized by TENEX within the context of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by TENEX and ENEC in 2017. The MoU established a framework for potential future cooperation in the field of innovative nuclear fuel cycle solutions including the management and disposal of radioactive waste.
“ENEC is committed to the highest international standards of safety, security, transparency, and non-proliferation, particularly in relation to our approach to managing both fresh and spent nuclear fuel,” said Dr. Mohamed Abdalla Chookah, Vice President of Fuel, Waste, Research and Development at ENEC. “Since the inception of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program the UAE Government decided to forgo both the domestic enrichment of uranium as well as the reprocessing of spent fuel”.
“The UAE is in the process of developing its long-term spent fuel management policy, and continues to review several options for managing spent fuel. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to visit the FSUE complex and meet with our counterparts at TENEX and ROSATOM to discuss the latest technologies and methods within the field of nuclear fuel cycle management” – added Dr. Chookah.
During the visit to FSUE “Mining and Chemical Combine”, which is ROSATOM’s leading plant in spent nuclear fuel management and nuclear fuel cycle closure, the ENEC delegation examined a “wet” storage facility for spent fuel assemblies, as well as visiting pilot and demonstration center for radio chemical reprocessing of SNF. The delegation also discussed different methods of radioactive waste fractionating and the fabrication of nuclear fuel with its Russian colleagues.
Press service of TENEX
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