Radiation rss

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".

Nuclear regulators debate new challenges

Regulation and Safety

29 September 2017

Regulators panel - Sympo 2017 - 48International cooperation is high in the nuclear industry, but harmonising regulatory processes remains a challenge, delegates heard at the World Nuclear Association's annual symposium held in London recently. In addition, regulatory bodies face new tasks - licensing advanced reactor technologies, enhancing public confidence and assisting newcomer countries.

Russia, Thailand cooperate in cyclotron complex

New Nuclear

11 September 2017

Rosatom and Kinetics Corporation are to supply a cyclotron complex with radiochemical laboratories to the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology. Their cooperation follows the award of a turnkey contract to Kinetics, a Thai engineering and scientific equipment supplier, via a tender held by TINT. Rusatom Healthcare, a subsidiary of the Russian state nuclear corporation, will act as the technology provider.

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.

Initiative launched for management of sealed sources

Waste and Recycling

20 September 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced a concept for creating qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed radioactive sources.

New advice for managing nuclear accidents

Regulation and Safety

07 September 2017

The European Commission-funded Shamisen project has published 28 recommendations to improve the preparedness and response to a nuclear accident. The recommendations follow an 18-month review of the response to previous accidents, particularly Chernobyl and Fukushima.