Clinton Loaded With Accident-Tolerant Fuel

Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) Tuesday announced that lead test assemblies utilizing its ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon Generation’s Clinton Power Station in Clinton, Illinois.

Clinton NPPThe assemblies were developed as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) accident tolerant fuel program and manufactured at GNF’s state-of-the-art facility in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The lead test assemblies containing three varieties of GNF’s IronClad solution are the first fueled ferritic steel-based cladding assemblies to be installed in a commercial reactor.

Exelon generation operates Clinton, which is a 1098MW boiling water reactor located in central Illinois.

In 2018, unfueled IronClad lead test rods and fueled ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding lead test rods were installed at Georgia Power’s Plant Hatch.

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