Czech VR-2 Research Reactor Received The Siting Licence

The State Office for Nuclear Safety of the Czech Republic has granted the siting licence for the new training reactor VR-2, 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.

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.

Funding for the project will be provided by the Czech government and the European Operational Programme for Research, Development and Education.

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