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Ghanaian reactor at full power after fuel conversion

Regulation and Safety

11 August 2017

Ghana research reactor restart - 48Ghana's research reactor has achieved full power operation following its conversion to run on low-enriched uranium instead of highly-enriched uranium. It is the first of five such Chinese-supplied reactors outside of China to be converted.

Ghanaian research reactor now set to run on LEU

Regulation and Safety

20 July 2017

GHARR-1 fuel conversion - 48The conversion of Ghana's research reactor to run on low-enriched uranium (LEU) instead of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) has been completed. It is the first of five such Chinese-supplied reactors outside of China to be converted.

UK decommissioning firms share lessons learned

Waste and Recycling

27 June 2017

The two companies responsible for the clean-up of the UK's nuclear legacy are willing to share lessons learned with the global decommissioning industry, Martyn Jenkins, managing director of Enkom Consulting, told a recent conference. Both Sellafield Ltd and Magnox Ltd have "moved from operational to project delivery" and have identified five main challenges, Jenkins said.

IAEA celebrates 60th anniversary

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency celebrated its 60th anniversary on 29 July, the date in 1957 when it formally came into existence after 26 countries ratified its Statute. The Vienna-based agency now has 168 Member States.

IAEA completes review of Hungarian nuclear security

Regulation and Safety

07 July 2017

Hungary has made commendable progress in implementing recommendations from an International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission conducted in 2013, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said. A follow-up IPPAS mission was completed today.

IAEA fuel 'bank' on course

Nuclear Policies

13 June 2017

Amano_IAEA_Board_June_2017_(D_Calma-IAEA)-48International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Yukiya Amano yesterday updated the agency's board of governors on recent developments including the IAEA's storage facility for low-enriched uranium - known as the LEU Bank - which will be inaugurated on 29 August and should receive its first uranium in 2018.