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Norwegian research reactor to be decommissioned

Norwegian research reactor to be decommissioned

The board of directors of Norway's Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) yesterday decided to permanently cease operations of the JEEP-II research reactor at Kjeller. Earlier this year, IFE said investigations had shown "extensive and costly improvements" were needed to keep JEEP-II - Norway's last reactor - in operation.

Corporate 26 April 2019


JEEP-II research reactor faces uncertain future

JEEP-II research reactor faces uncertain future

Norway's Institute for Energy Technology has delayed the restart of the JEEP-II research reactor at Kjeller after corrosion was discovered on several components during a maintenance outage. The reactor will require "extensive and costly" repairs if it is to be restarted.

Corporate 13 March 2019


Norwegian, Belgian research centres enhance cooperation

Norwegian, Belgian research centres enhance cooperation

A framework cooperation agreement has been signed between Norway's Institute for Energy Technology and Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre, through which the two organisations will extend their collaboration on nuclear research and decommissioning.

Corporate 19 September 2018


Opportunities from Halden closure discussed

Opportunities from Halden closure discussed

The US Department of Energy earlier this month organised a two-day workshop to discuss the collaborative opportunities created by the permanent shutdown of the Halden nuclear fuel and materials testing reactor in Norway.

Corporate 30 July 2018


Halden Reactor to be decommissioned

Halden Reactor to be decommissioned

The board of directors of Norway's Institute for Energy Technology has decided to close the Halden Reactor permanently and to start its decommissioning. 

Corporate 28 June 2018


Norway considers future of Halden research reactor

Norway considers future of Halden research reactor

Halden research reactor - 48Operation of the Halden research reactor in Norway beyond 2020 will require significantly increased funding, a preliminary report of a strategic review on the reactor's future operation has concluded. The Institute for Energy Technology, which operates the reactor, said it will make a decision in late June on Halden's future.

Corporate 30 April 2018


Third round of thorium test irradiation starts

Third round of thorium test irradiation starts

Loading of ThMox IFA - 48The irradiation of two fuel pins containing thorium-plutonium oxide pellets is under way at the Halden research reactor in Norway. Thor Energy - which is leading the consortium carrying out the research - said this is the start of the third phase of a five-year trial-operation of thorium-based nuclear fuels.

Uranium & Fuel 31 January 2018


Lightbridge fuel moves towards irradiation testing

Lightbridge fuel moves towards irradiation testing

Lighbtridge_EFI_(Lightbridge)-48Lightbridge Corporation has signed orders with the Institute for Energy Technology, operator of Norway's Halden research reactor, for the design and fabrication of a second irradiation rig for testing of its fuels. The IFE is already manufacturing a first test rig ready for irradiation testing of Lightbridge's fuel samples in the reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 17 October 2017


IAEA commends commitments of member states

IAEA commends commitments of member states

Jeep II reactor - 48Recent International Atomic Energy Agency missions have found commitment to safety by France's nuclear safety regulator and the operator of a Norwegian research reactor. The agency, which last week concluded a nuclear security advisory mission to Germany, also said Poland is committed to the safe management of radioactive waste.

Regulation & Safety 13 October 2017


Norway helps improve Romania's nuclear safety

Norway helps improve Romania's nuclear safety

A nuclear safety cooperation project between Norway and Romania has been completed. The aim of the three-year collaboration was to enhance the capabilities of Romania's nuclear regulator.

Regulation & Safety 03 March 2017