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Russia signs MOU for Vietnam nuclear research centre

New Nuclear

04 July 2017

A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the construction of a nuclear science and technology centre in Vietnam. An inter-governmental agreement to build the centre was signed between Russia and Vietnam in 2011.

Nuclear waste study breaks synchrotron record

Waste and Recycling

04 July 2017

S_Day_C_Corkhill_(Diamond)-48An experiment to study transformations in nuclear waste materials at the UK's Diamond Light Source has become the longest running synchrotron light experiment in the world after being in place for 1000 days.

Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum


20 June 2017

Rosatom and its subsidiaries yesterday signed agreements with a number of governments, companies and universities during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow.

UK nuclear modular manufacturing R&D centre opens

New Nuclear

04 July 2017

Cammell Laird aerial - 48A new modular manufacturing research and development centre in North West England was officially opened today by the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. It said the new facility - hosted by shipbuilder Cammell Laird - is the first of a new network of regional supply chain hubs.

UK regulator identifies 11 proposals for research

Regulation and Safety

21 June 2017

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has 53 research projects and proposals amounting to about £1.2 million ($1.5 million) in its Regulatory Research Register for 2016-17, which it published last week.

Canadian government called on to reaffirm nuclear support

Nuclear Policies

16 June 2017

Bruce_B_turbine_hall_(Bruce_Power)-48A cross-party committee has called on the Canadian government to reaffirm its long-standing support for the nuclear sector, including the commercialisation of small modular reactors. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources made its recommendations in a report, The nuclear sector at a crossroads: Fostering innovation and energy security for Canada and the world, which it tabled before the government on 9 June.