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Russia, Serbia to build nuclear research centre

Russia, Serbia to build nuclear research centre

Russia and Serbia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science, Technology and Innovation in Serbia.

New Nuclear 21 October 2019


Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up

Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up

China's first lead-bismuth alloy zero-power reactor - Qixing (Venus) III - achieved first criticality on 9 October, the China Institute of Atomic Energy has announced. The milestone marks the start of China's core physics experiments into liquid metal cooled fast reactors.

New Nuclear 16 October 2019


International collaboration secures radioisotope supplies

International collaboration secures radioisotope supplies

Research reactors in Canada and the Netherlands will work together to create a dual supply of the medical isotope iodine-125, McMaster University and NRG have announced. The collaboration is a response to a worldwide shortage of the product in 2017.
 

Regulation & Safety 15 October 2019


New techniques used in US legacy reactor decommissioning

New techniques used in US legacy reactor decommissioning

US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management contractors have used new techniques, including the use of a diamond wire saw, in a collaborative effort to demolish a legacy research reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Waste & Recycling 04 October 2019


Sogin takes on research reactor for decommissioning

Sogin takes on research reactor for decommissioning

Ownership of Italy's Ispra-1 research reactor has officially been transferred to Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), the state-owned company responsible for dismantling the country's nuclear power plants. Decommissioning of the reactor, which ceased operation in 1973, will begin once Sogin's application has been approved.

Waste & Recycling 01 October 2019


Defuelling completed at Canadian research reactor

Defuelling completed at Canadian research reactor

Ahead of its decommissioning, the low-enriched uranium fuel has been removed from the Saskatchewan Research Council's Slowpoke-2 research reactor in Saskatoon and transported to the USA.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2019


Molten salt irradiation test completed at Petten

Molten salt irradiation test completed at Petten

An irradiation test on molten nuclear fuel salts inside the High Flux Reactor has been completed at Petten in the Netherlands. The results will yield new data on the safe operation of molten salt reactors.

New Nuclear 18 September 2019


Russia completes MBIR hydraulic tests

Russia completes MBIR hydraulic tests

Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technology, has completed hydraulic tests of the reactor vessel of the MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor. MBIR is under construction at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors at Dmitrovgrad, which is in Russia's Ulyanovsk region.

New Nuclear 16 August 2019


Nigerian research reactor operator committed to safety

Nigerian research reactor operator committed to safety

The operator of the Nigerian Research Reactor-1, known as NIRR-1, has shown a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low-enriched uranium as fuel instead of high-enriched uranium, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. It made a number of recommendations to the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission to further enhance safety.

Regulation & Safety 12 August 2019


Three US firms awarded Mo-99 production funds

Three US firms awarded Mo-99 production funds

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded cooperative agreements for the production of molybdenum-99 to three US companies. The announcement came as one of the companies - Shine Medical Technologies - submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to produce medical isotopes at its new production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Regulation & Safety 23 July 2019