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Tests start on modified VVER-440 fuel for Dukovany

Russia's OKB Gidropress has begun tests of a mock-up of third-generation nuclear fuel for VVER-440 reactors at the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic. The aim of the tests is to study the mechanical stability of fuel components under thermal-hydraulic and dynamic conditions, which are close as possible to full-scale operation. 

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