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UK regulator develops approach to 'rapid change'

UK regulator develops approach to 'rapid change'

The nuclear industry, both in the UK and internationally, is "changing rapidly and is facing significant challenges", the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation says in its Strategic Framework for International Engagement to 2025.

Regulation & Safety 16 May 2019


Shine breaks ground for US medical isotope facility

Shine breaks ground for US medical isotope facility

Shine Medical Isotopes yesterday broke ground on its first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Commercial production of isotopes, including molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is scheduled to begin in 2021.

New Nuclear 10 May 2019


Rosatom committed to Iranian plant project

Rosatom committed to Iranian plant project

Rosatom's project to build nuclear power units at Bushehr is unaffected by current tensions surrounding US sanctions against Iran, its director general said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2019


Huge move of HEU from UK to USA

Huge move of HEU from UK to USA

The USA and UK have conducted a transfer of some 700 kg of high enriched uranium (HEU) from Dounreay to the USA. The engineering firm, Wood, created specialist facilities for the air shipment.

Regulation & Safety 07 May 2019


India, USA document their commitment to new build

India, USA document their commitment to new build

India and the USA have committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US-designed nuclear power plants in India.

Nuclear Policies 14 March 2019


US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

The US Administration's budget request for fiscal 2020, which begins on 1 October, seeks to restart the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedure for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository and also provides for the regulator to prepare for licensing advanced reactors.
 

Nuclear Policies 12 March 2019


Amano calls for funding for IAEA safeguards activities

Amano calls for funding for IAEA safeguards activities

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called on its Member States to provide additional funding for the Agency's safeguards activities, such as those to verify the nuclear programmes in Iran and North Korea.

Nuclear Policies 04 March 2019


Isotope producers in atmospheric monitoring initiative

Isotope producers in atmospheric monitoring initiative

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's medical isotope production facility has become the second in the world to install a high-resolution monitoring system to track emissions from its production of medical radioisotopes. The scheme is part of an initiative led by the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Regulation & Safety 24 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


Nigeria becomes HEU free

Nigeria becomes HEU free

The last known highly enriched uranium in Nigeria has been repatriated to China, leaving the African country HEU-free.

Regulation & Safety 10 December 2018