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UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

Engineers at Lancaster University are developing computer systems for robots handling hazardous nuclear waste. The software will make the robots semi-autonomous - simplifying human control, which has to be done remotely due to the highly radioactive environments in which the robots operate.

Waste & Recycling 13 June 2019


Research funding awarded for fast reactor support

Research funding awarded for fast reactor support

Six university projects will develop instrumentation and tools for the USA's forthcoming Versatile Test Reactor using USD1.7 million in funding just allocated by Idaho National Laboratory.

New Nuclear 11 June 2019


CNL verification technology research published

CNL verification technology research published

A new use of neutron detectors for reactor monitoring and safeguards, developed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd, could potentially be used for the independent verification of nuclear reactor activities and for monitoring the sealed cores of some small modular reactors.

Regulation & Safety 10 June 2019


MHI develops explosion-proof robot

MHI develops explosion-proof robot

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has used the experience it has gained from developing robots for inspecting nuclear power plants in accident situations to develop an explosion-proof robot for inspecting and monitoring industrial facilities. A prototype EX ROVR robot has been tested at a Japanese oil refinery.

Regulation & Safety 10 June 2019


Oak Ridge announces MiniFuel targets to accelerate testing

Oak Ridge announces MiniFuel targets to accelerate testing

Faster research into nuclear fuel performance is now possible at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor through the use of tiny samples, known as MiniFuel.

Uranium & Fuel 05 June 2019


Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding

Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding

Framatome has received a voucher through the US Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear programme to support development of Lightbridge Fuel in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory.

Uranium & Fuel 30 May 2019


Ocean studies test waste management materials

Ocean studies test waste management materials

A partnership between Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation and Ocean Networks Canada has carried out its first six-month underwater experiment to better understand the behaviour of elements of the engineered-barrier system it plans to use in a deep geological repository. Ocean Networks Canada is an oceanographic research and monitoring arm of the University of Victoria.

Waste & Recycling 28 May 2019


Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

The US Department of Energy has selected three projects in three states in its latest quarterly application review to receive funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. The three projects will receive a total of almost USD10.6 million.

Nuclear Policies 24 May 2019


CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

China National Nuclear Corporation says it is now capable of mass producing China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2019


Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

NuScale Power and Enfission, LLC are to work together to explore the use of Enfission's next-generation nuclear fuel technology in NuScale's small modular reactors (SMRs) under a newly announced memorandum of understanding.

New Nuclear 16 May 2019