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NRG receives funding for nuclear medicine R&D centre

NRG receives funding for nuclear medicine R&D centre

The Advancing Nuclear Medicine consortium, led by the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, has been awarded a EUR6.8 million (USD7.7 million) subsidy to develop FIELD-LAB. This Dutch initiative is aimed at accelerating the development and introduction of new radiopharmaceuticals.

New Nuclear 18 January 2019


IAEA pilots new course on security of sources

IAEA pilots new course on security of sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has held a pilot regional training course in Obninsk, Russia, on the security of radioactive material, including radioactive waste and mobile sources.

Regulation & Safety 04 January 2019


Amano calls for nuclear technology to go 'mainstream'

Amano calls for nuclear technology to go 'mainstream'

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called for an enhancement of public awareness of the benefits brought about by nuclear science, technology and their applications.

Nuclear Policies 29 November 2018


Russia starts cobalt-60 production at Kursk plant

Russia starts cobalt-60 production at Kursk plant

The Kursk nuclear power plant in Russia has started producing cobalt-60, following the loading of additional cobalt absorbers into unit 4, Rosenergoatom has announced.

Corporate 29 November 2018


Report sets radiological baseline for UAE

Report sets radiological baseline for UAE

National nuclear regulator the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has released its first annual report on radiological environmental monitoring in the United Arab Emirates, establishing the baseline level of radiation for the UAE.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2018


Canada to build advanced medical isotope centre

Canada to build advanced medical isotope centre

Canada is to invest more than CAD50 million (USD38 million) on a new centre for advanced medical isotope research and development. The centre will be on the campus of Triumf, the national laboratory for particle physics, at the University of British Columbia.

New Nuclear 02 November 2018


Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Geraldine Thomas, professor of molecular pathology at Imperial College London, has called for a communication strategy to end the public’s exaggerated perception that nuclear radiation is harmful to human health.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2018


Tumour treatment isotope to be made at Bruce-8

Tumour treatment isotope to be made at Bruce-8

Bruce Power is set to place medical-grade cobalt into unit 8 of its nuclear power plant in Ontario, meaning all four Bruce B units will now produce high specific activity cobalt, which is used to treat brain tumours worldwide.

Regulation & Safety 05 September 2018


Viewpoint: Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy?

Viewpoint: Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy?

Reports by the United Nations on ionizing radiation may prove crucial for a nuclear renaissance, Abel González told delegates at the World Nuclear Association Symposium being held in London this week. González is an academician at the Argentine Academies Buenos Aires of Sciences, of Environmental Sciences and of the Sea.

Perspectives 07 September 2018


ANSTO to resume Tc-99m production soon

ANSTO to resume Tc-99m production soon

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation expects to be able to recommence production of technetium-99m generators this week, following repair to a conveyer belt.

Regulation & Safety 06 August 2018