4 Inside The Factory Producing Nuclear Fuel

Inside The Factory Producing Nuclear Fuel

Posted on February 7, 2012 by


What is hidden inside the factory producing nuclear fuel within the city bounradies?

Last year, Chemical Concentrates Factory of Novosibirsk produced and sold 70% of the world consumption of lithium-7 isotope (1,300 kg) beating its own record. However, the factory specializes in nuclear fuel production which makes Novosibirsk citizens shiver while thinking about it. People say about an underground city belonging to the factory and some radioactive wind. So, let's visit this mysterious place and find out which of that is true.

Chemical Concentrates Factory of Novosibirsk is one of the world leading producers of nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants and reactors of Russia and other countries. It is the only factory producing lithium metal and its salts in Russia. Its earnings for 9 months are estimated at 86 million dollars; 10 million 607 thousand dollars for export.


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In this department, they produce fuel assemblies for nuclear reactors. This is what we call nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants. To enter the factory, you have to put on an overall, hat, shoe covers and mask.

Here, they work with uranium-bearing material.

"Factory Passport; Uranium Dioxide Powder Production".

From here, they manage uranium dioxide powder production to later make fuel pellets out of it.

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4 Responses to “Inside The Factory Producing Nuclear Fuel”

  1. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here.

    As long as we keep learning and improving safety, nuclear will be the saviour of mankind.

  2. Six String Samurai says:

    Russia being Russia – if they did discover any radiation leaks or damage to the health of employees or environment, we wouldn’t hear about it, would we?

  3. Observer says:

    Not as good as American nuclear propaganda, but pretty good none the less.

  4. Robert says:

    I don’t think I would want to eat any eggs from a chicken who lives in a uranium processing plant!

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