Canadian nuclear manufacturer Candu has announced the UK will study the use of its Enhanced Candu 6 reactor to generate power using MOX fuel.An additional facility producing the fuel would help draw down the country's 112 metric tons of surplus plutonium reprocessed from nuclear fuel during a program that began in the 1950s."This is a great opportunity to build on the neutron efficient fundamentals of Candu technology, which easily allows the use of alternate fuels without changing its core design," Candu Senior Vice President Ala Alizadeh said in a release. "CANDU technology is well-suited to deliver a timely and cost effective disposition of UK fissile material stocks based on proven design."The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will consider a study to be completed this year evaluating the commercial feasibility of building Enhanced Candu 6 reactors in the country, as well as MOX production facilities. The heavy water reactor can use a variety of fuels, including natural uranium and reprocessed spent uranium fuel used in different reactor designs. The 700 megawatt reactor has completed phase 2 of Canada's reactor design approval process, meaning regulators there have found no fundamental barriers to its licensing.