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IAEA notes progress with Kazakh research reactor safety

Regulation and Safety

10 March 2017

Alatau research  reactor - 48Kazakhstan's Institute of Nuclear Physics has implemented "significant" modifications and upgrades to improve the safety of its research reactor, an IAEA Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors mission has concluded. The IAEA team reviewed the comprehensive safety programs at the light water reactor called WWR-K, including improvements to reactor safety systems and to the training and qualification program for staff.

IAEA applauds Kazakhstan's action on uranium security

Uranium and Fuel

21 December 2016

Kazakhstan, producer of more than 20,000 tonnes of natural uranium per year, has welcomed security guidance recently developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Vienna-based agency said yesterday that Kazakhstan - which established a "comprehensive system for the control and physical protection of natural uranium" in 2010 - had contributed to an IAEA publication entitled Nuclear Security in the Uranium Extraction Industry and issued in February this year.

Kazakhstan and China further cooperation

Nuclear Policies

30 November 2016

Officials from KazAtomProm - the world's biggest uranium producer - and the Kazakh government have visited China for talks on enhanced cooperation in the uranium mining and nuclear power sectors. The Kazakh delegation was headed by Askar Mamin, first deputy prime minister of Kazakhstan.

Oversupply prompts Kazakh uranium production cut

Uranium and Fuel

10 January 2017

Kazatomprom_uranium_(Kazatomprom)_48Kazakhstan plans to produce 10% less uranium in 2017 than previously planned in response to ongoing oversupply in the uranium market, Kazatomprom chairman Askar Zhumagaliyev announced today.

New fabrication plant for Kazakhstan

Uranium and Fuel

08 December 2016

Construction of a nuclear fuel fabrication plant has begun in Kazakhstan, KazAtomProm, CGN and Areva have announced. The plant will use Areva fabrication technology and will be managed by a joint venture between KazAtomProm and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC).

IAEA reviews Kazakhstan's nuclear infrastructure needs

Nuclear Policies

03 November 2016

IAEA INIR mission to Kazakhstan - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency has begun an eight-day mission to Kazakhstan to assess the status of infrastructure required for the country to launch a nuclear power program. The mission is at the request of the Kazakh government.