GRODNO REGION, BELARUS – AUGUST 7, 2020: A view of the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant located near the northwestern border of Belarus. Today the fuel charge of the reactor core begins in the first unit of BelAES. As part of the physical launch procedure, a total of 163 fuel rod assemblies are to be inserted into the core, with the main circulating pumps subsequently switched on to warm up the primary coolant loop until reaching design parameters. Natalia Fedosenko/TASS Áåëîðóññèÿ. Ãðîäíåíñêàÿ îáëàñòü. Âèä íà Áåëîðóññêóþ àòîìíóþ ýëåêòðîñòàíöèþ (ÁåëÀÝÑ).  ïÿòíèöó íà÷èíàåòñÿ çàãðóçêà ÿäåðíîãî òîïëèâà â àêòèâíóþ çîíó ðåàêòîðà ïåðâîãî ýíåðãîáëîêà Áåëîðóññêîé àòîìíîé ýëåêòðîñòàíöèè (ÁåëÀÝÑ). Âî âðåìÿ ôèçè÷åñêîãî ïóñêà â ðåàêòîð áóäóò çàãðóæåíû â îáùåé ñëîæíîñòè 163 òåïëîâûäåëÿþùèå ñáîðêè ñ ïîñëåäóþùèì âêëþ÷åíèåì ãëàâíûõ öèðêóëÿöèîííûõ íàñîñîâ äëÿ ðàçîãðåâà òåïëîíîñèòåëÿ ïåðâîãî êîíòóðà ðåàêòîðíîé óñòàíîâêè äî ïðîåêòíûõ ïàðàìåòðîâ. Íàòàëèÿ Ôåäîñåíêî/ÒÀÑÑ

MOSCOW, August 7. /TASS/. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom reported about the start of fueling at the first unit of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).

“Fueling has begun at power unit No. 1 of the Belarusian NPP,” Rosatom reported on Twitter.

Rosatom added that the first reactor fuel assembly was loaded with fuel at 11:45 am. By the end of the month, 163 fuel assemblies will sequentially be loaded.

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