Research and development rss

UK opens robotics laboratory

New Nuclear

08 August 2014

RACE - Culham 48A new centre for developing technologies for remote handling in extreme conditions has opened at the Culham Science Centre in the UK. A £15.6 million ($26.2 million) purpose-built facility is to be constructed at the site by 2016.

Japan, Indonesia team up on HTGR development

Nuclear Policies

05 August 2014

A demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) could be constructed in Indonesia following the signing of a cooperation agreement between Japan and Indonesia on developing such reactors.

Iberdrola joins GE-Hitachi for Prism

New Nuclear

23 July 2014

Prism (GE-Hitachi) 47x48Spanish utility Iberdrola will work with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy to develop a proposal to build a Prism integral fast reactor in the UK, but is yet to decide the scope of its involvement either as an engineer or operator of the potential plant.

Harwell test facility prepares for decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

07 August 2014

Harwell B459 PIE facility 48Operations have ended at a post-irradiation examination facility at the UK's Harwell nuclear research site. Decommissioning activities will begin in about three years.

New waste facility for Idaho laboratory

Waste and Recycling

04 August 2014

Conceptual design of INL RH LLW facility 48A new remote-handled low-level waste disposal facility should be in operation at the Idaho National Laboratory by October 2017. A $34 million contract for the facility's design and construction has now been awarded.

South Africa budgets for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

23 July 2014

South Africa has confirmed its commitment to nuclear power, allocating ZAR850 million ($81 million) – over 10% of its energy ministry's budget – to research and development.