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Putin stresses potential of Russian icebreaker fleet

New Nuclear

05 October 2017

RITM-200 SG housing - 48Russia plans to put into operation a nuclear icebreaker "capable of piercing ice of any thickness", the country's president, Vladimir Putin, said yesterday.

Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress

New Nuclear

15 August 2017

50 Years of Victory - 48Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels. The Arktika was the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole, on 17 August, 1977. The seventh and largest Arktika class icebreaker - 50 Years of Victory - entered service in 2007 and is now on its way to the North Pole to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arktika's expedition.

US Navy commissions new nuclear ship

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24 July 2017

USS_Gerald_R_Ford_commissioning-(US_Navy)-48The US Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier - the Gerald R Ford - has been formally commissioned by President Donald Trump at a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mayak receives nuclear sub fuel from Andreeva Bay

Waste and Recycling

17 August 2017

Mayak - arrival of sub fuel - 48The first shipment of used nuclear fuel assemblies from Russian nuclear submarines has arrived at the radiochemical plant Mayak in Chelyabinsk, near the Ural Mountains, from the former base of the Russian Northern Fleet at Andreeva Bay.

NASA boosts nuclear thermal propulsion with BWXT contract

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04 August 2017

Nuclear thermal propulsion reactor - 48The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded BWXT Nuclear Energy a $18.8 million contract to initiate conceptual designs for a nuclear thermal propulsion reactor in support of a possible future manned mission to Mars. BWXT Nuclear Energy is a subsidiary of nuclear components, fuel and services provider BWX Technologies, which is based in Lynchburg, Virginia.

First used fuel shipment leaves Andreeva Bay

Waste and Recycling

27 June 2017

Rossita_leaves_Andreeva_Bay_(EBRD)-48The first shipment of used nuclear fuel assemblies from Russian nuclear submarines has left the former base of the Russian Northern Fleet at Andreeva Bay. Over 20,000 used fuel assemblies are to be retrieved, packed and removed from the site under an international initiative financed by the Nuclear Window of the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP), which is administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.