Research reactors rss

Lightbridge charts progress towards irradiation testing

Corporate

14 January 2016

UPDATED Lightbridge Corporation has received final regulatory approval for irradiation testing of its metallic fuel at Norway's Halden research reactor. The company has also entered an agreement with US fabricator BWXT Nuclear Energy to evaluate the possible fabrication of fuel samples at BWXT's US facilities.

Australian training for Jordan research reactor team

New Nuclear

08 December 2015

JAEC_trainees _at_Ansto_(Ansto)_48Engineers from the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission have received training from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization ahead of the start-up of Jordan's first research reactor.

Bolivia set to build nuclear research centre

New Nuclear

30 October 2015

A nuclear technology research and development centre is to be constructed in the Bolivian city of El Alto with Russian assistance, the country's president Evo Morales announced yesterday.

German fusion reactor achieves first plasma

New Nuclear

16 December 2015

Wendelstein 7-X - 48After more than a year of technical preparations and tests, the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator has produced its first helium plasma.

Russia and Korea extend cooperation in fast research reactor work

New Nuclear

06 November 2015

RIAR-KAERI - November 2015 - 48Russia and Korea have signed a contract to carry out research on experimental fuel rods irradiated in the BOR-60 fast research reactor. Dimitrovgrad, Russia-based RIAR's BOR-60 is the world's only fast research reactor in operation. Commissioned in 1969, BOR-60 is fully contracted till the end of its lifetime in December 2020.

Canadian companies join up for medical isotope development

Regulation and Safety

29 October 2015

Bruce Power and Nordion are to work together to secure the long-term supply of high specific activity cobalt-60 under a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies.