Rubio Oviedo, I.P. and Jimenez Varas, Gonzalo and Ochoa Valero, Raquel
Overview of the Spanish Fuel Cycle: Technical Tours Organized by Spanish young Generation in Nuclear..
In: "Nuclear Education and Training, NESTET-2013", 17/11/2013 - 21/11/2013, Madrid, España. ISBN 978-92-95064-19-5. pp. 1-7.
Spanish Young Generation in Nuclear (Jóvenes Nucleares, JJNN) is a non-profrt organization that depends on the Spanish Nuclear Society (Sociedad Nuclear Española, SNE).Since one of rts main goals is to spread the knowledge about nuclear power,severa! technical tours to facilities wrth an importan!role in the nuclear fuel cycle have been organized for the purpose ofleaming about the different stages of the Spanish tuel cycle. Spanish Young Generation in Nuclear had the opportunity to visit ENUSA Fuel Assembly Factory in Juzbado (Salamanca, Spain), Where it could be understood the front-end cycle which involves the uranium supply and storage, design and manufacturing of fuel bundles for European nuclear power plants. Alterwards, due to the tour of Almaraz NPP (PWR) and Santa María de Garoña NPP (BWR), rt could be comprehended how to obtain energy from this fuel in two different types of reactors.Furthermore,in these two plants, the facilities related to the back-end cycle could be toured. lt was possible to watch the Spent FuelPools, where the fuel bundles are stored under water until their activity is reduced enough to transport them to an Individual Temporary Storage Facility orto the Centralized Temporary Storage. Finally, a technical tour to ENSA Heavy Components Factory (ENSA) was accomplished, Where it could be experienced at first hand how different Nuclear Steam Supply System (NSSS) components and other nuclear elements, such as racks or shipping and storage casks for spent nuclear fuel, are manulactured.
All these perlonned technical tours were a complete success thanks to a generous care and know-how of the wor1<ers in charge of leading the technicaltours.The unanimous opinion of the participants was that taking part in this kind of activities is a worthWhile expeñence which has exceeded their expectations.