Used Nuclear Fuel - Removing the Fuel Assemblies

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Every 18 months the reactor is shut down for refueling. About one-third of the fuel assemblies are removed ...
Every 18 months the reactor is shut down for refueling. About one-third of the fuel assemblies are removed and replaced with new ones. This refueling process takes place entirely under water. First, the reactor cavity is filled with water and the reactor head is removed.
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