Radiation rss

Russia and Brazil extend cooperation in nuclear medicine

Corporate

27 December 2017

JSC Isotope is to supply isotope products to Brazil under a five-year agreement signed with the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN). According to the agreement, which is in addition to Russia's current weekly supplies to Brazil of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) and iodine-131, JSC Isotope will supply lutetium-177, yttrium-90, cobalt-57, and sources of ionizing radiation based on iridium-192 and germanium-68/gallium-68 generators.

WANO sees harmonisation as a key goal for nuclear operators

Regulation and Safety

22 November 2017

Harmonising the training of contractors to access multiple nuclear facilities in the USA is one example of ensuring safety amid pressures on the industry to cut costs and remain competitive, Peter Prozesky, CEO of the World Association of Nuclear Operators, told World Nuclear News in a recent interview. This approach is one answer to the industry's need to align its procedures, as outlined in World Nuclear Association’s Harmony initiative, he added.

Tiger robots employed for Sellafield clean-up

Waste and Recycling

04 October 2017

Tiger with under-slung manipulator skid - 48Two Saab Seaeye Tiger robotic vehicles are to work in the radioactive ponds at the Sellafield nuclear site in the north-west of England. Saab Seaeye, an underwater e-robotics company, said on 2 October the vehicles' "proven thruster reliability is vitally important in a highly corrosive environment where maintenance intervention is hazardous to humans".

Rosatom and Andra expand cooperation

Waste and Recycling

23 November 2017

Andra-Rosatom_waste_coop_(Rosatom)-48Russia's Rosatom and the French radioactive waste management agency Andra yesterday signed a cooperation agreement concerning the final isolation of radioactive waste. The agreement builds on a memorandum of understanding the two parties signed in 2012.

IAEA missions see progress in Lithuania and Jordan

Regulation and Safety

23 October 2017

Lithuania has established and maintains a robust and comprehensive physical security framework, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. A separate team has found that Jordan has significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years.

Russia completes TUK-141O hot tests

Waste and Recycling

02 October 2017

TUK-1410 cask 48Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Rosenergoatom and Mayak Production Association have completed the "hot tests" for TUK-141O casks for the transport of used nuclear fuel. The cask will replace the 13th series of transport containers and is licensed to move used fuel assemblies from VVER-1000 reactors.