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Regulator Czech Republic grants siting licence VR-2 research reactor

The Czech Republic’s State Office for Nuclear Safety has issued a siting licence for a new training reactor to be built by the Czech Technical University in Prague.

The VR-2 subcritical pool reactor, scheduled for operation at the end of 2022, will expand the university’s education, training and experimental capacity. Funding for the project will be provided by the Czech government and the European Operational Programme for Research, Development and Education.

The new reactor will use EK-10 fuel elements donated by Aalto University in Finland with natural or 10% enrichment and a light-water moderator.

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