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UK research on intermediate-level waste reduction

Waste and Recycling

14 August 2015

Trials have been completed by UK companies Costain and Tetronics International of new technology for the vitrification of intermediate-level radioactive waste. The partners claim the technology could reduce the volume of such waste from the nuclear industry by up to 90%.

DOE funds advanced reactor R&D

New Nuclear

03 August 2015

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding to support the research, development and demonstration of advanced reactor concepts. In partnership with industry, the department will fund two awards worth up to $6 million each in the 2015 financial year.

Russia extends GIF cooperation by ten years

Nuclear Policies

30 June 2015

Magwood-Kirienko June 2015 - 48Russia has signed the ten-year extension to the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems .

UK invests in advanced nuclear fuel research

Uranium and Fuel

07 August 2015

Grants totalling £2.5 million ($3.9 million) have been awarded by the UK government to the National Nuclear Laboratory and the University of Manchester for the development of accident tolerant nuclear fuels.

China, France further strengthen their nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

01 July 2015

France-China June 2015 48A number of agreements were signed yesterday between Chinese and French nuclear energy companies aimed at strengthening their cooperation in the nuclear fuel cycle and power reactors.

Small-scale robot for unit 2 containment inspections


30 June 2015

FD2 PCV robot 2 - 48A small robot has been developed to investigate the inside of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.