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    It will be refuelled in January 2009, for those who wanted to know.
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    That's going to be an interesting time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    It will be refuelled in January 2009, for those who wanted to know.
    Refuelling of a unit (900 MW) at Koeberg is significant to the Western Cape as it will affect the stability of supply in that part of the country if something else also goes south.
    AFAIK they never refuel both units at the same time. Eskom are currently experiencing problems with about 4000MW of their conventional (read coal) plant. That is more than 4 Koeberg equivalent units or about 7 large coal units (600-700MW/unit). So if everything else was OK, one unit at Koeberg is not a serious issue (The Koeberg process has been in place for decades and never before such a serious issue). But everything is not!
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    One of the units is being refuelled right now; I guess it's the other one that will be refuelled in 2009?

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    AFAIK, they are doing manitenance on one reactor and a refuel on the other. ie. Koeberg is down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptik View Post
    AFAIK, they are doing manitenance on one reactor and a refuel on the other. ie. Koeberg is down.
    Both down?

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    What happens during the refueling stage if I may ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiza View Post
    What happens during the refueling stage if I may ask.
    New fuel gets put in!
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    No shyte sherlock! haha... but, what type of fuel?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiza View Post
    No shyte sherlock! haha... but, what type of fuel?!?!
    Uranium?
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    Interesting:

    The pebble bed reactor (PBR) is a design, revived by the South African utility, ESKOM, near the turn of the century. In the United States, the design and progress toward licensing appears to have slowed. Interest by Exelon, an early proponent, has waned.

    Did we actually revive something good?

    Found this on: http://www.nucleartourist.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moederloos View Post
    New fuel gets put in!
    Ah, thanks for clearing that up. Now I can finally update my blog

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    and what happens to the depleted uranium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoZA View Post
    and what happens to the depleted uranium?
    We prob export it to Iraq or Afganistan for their "war on terrorism"
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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoZA View Post
    and what happens to the depleted uranium?

    the US use there depleted uranuim on their bullets,shells etc,which leaves radio active dust in the air,a war crime imo

    http://www.iacenter.org/depleted/du.htm

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/95178_du12.shtml

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