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South African government replaces Necsa board

South African government replaces Necsa board

The South African government has replaced the entire board of the South Africa Nuclear Energy Corporation following alleged failures in its statutory duties including legislative non-compliance, non-adherence to shareholder instructions, financial mismanagement and delays in returning the country's radioisotope manufacturing facility to full functionality.

Corporate 10 December 2018


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


Fortum to assist in decommissioning research reactor

Fortum to assist in decommissioning research reactor

Finnish utility Fortum has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the decommissioning of the Finnish Reactor 1 research reactor and the nuclear power plant structural materials research laboratory.

Waste & Recycling 04 December 2018


Inventory fuel keeps US research reactors online

Inventory fuel keeps US research reactors online

Lightly irradiated fuel elements that had been in storage at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory have been shipped to the University of Texas at Austin, where they will be used to power a research reactor.

Waste & Recycling 22 November 2018


South Africa to resume radioisotope production

South Africa to resume radioisotope production

Production can resume at NTP Radioisotopes' Pelindaba facilities after receiving the go-ahead from South Africa's National Nuclear Regulator.
 

Regulation & Safety 19 November 2018


PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

Idaho National Laboratory has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's PRISM technology to support the US Department of Energy's Versatile Test Reactor programme. The project is looking at what would be needed to establish a reactor-based fast-spectrum neutron irradiation capability for the USA by 2026.

New Nuclear 15 November 2018


Saudi Arabia lays research reactor foundation stone

Saudi Arabia lays research reactor foundation stone

A foundation stone for Saudi Arabia's first research reactor has been laid at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

New Nuclear 06 November 2018


LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

China has begun the shipment of low-enriched uranium fuel for use in the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 , a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor that currently uses high-enriched uranium fuel.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

The first production accelerator has been delivered to Shine Medical Technologies' isotope production campus in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


SEFOR reactor vessel prepares to leave site

SEFOR reactor vessel prepares to leave site

The reactor vessel of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) in Arkansas, which shut down over 45 years ago, has been placed in a carbon-steel container in preparation of its transport to a disposal site in Nevada.

Waste & Recycling 16 October 2018