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Areva to dismantle Swedish research reactors

Waste and Recycling

16 July 2014

R2 reactor 48Two reactors used for early nuclear energy research in Sweden are to be dismantled by Areva. Work to completely dismantle the R2 and R2-0 reactors and associated systems is due to be finished within five years.

Boosting molybdenum in USA and Australia

Regulation and Safety

13 May 2014

Lucas_Heights_work_May_14_(ANSTO)_48A US company is planning to construct a new facility to produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) from university research reactors. At the same time, work is beginning on a new Australian facility to produce the vital medical isotope.

Non-proliferation move by Japan

Nuclear Policies

24 March 2014

Plutonium removal from Italy (NNSA) 65x48Plutonium and highly-enriched uranium research reactor fuel in Japan will be sent to the USA for downblending or disposal. The announcement came as world leaders convene in the Netherlands for the third Nuclear Security Summit.

Triumf orders new cyclotron

Regulation and Safety

09 June 2014

Triumf_funding_(Govt_of _Canada)_48Triumf, Canada's national laboratory for particle physics, has placed an order for a TR24 cyclotron to further its work on alternative sources of supply of medical isotopes following the announcement of federal funding.

MBIR reactor supplier selected

New Nuclear

01 May 2014

MBIR impression 48The reactor vessel and internals for the multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) project in Russia will be supplied by AEM Technology. Construction of the demonstration reactor should be completed by 2020.

AECL management contract bidding starts


10 March 2014

Chalk River Lab site 48The Canadian government is seeking bids to manage and operate Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL's) nuclear laboratories.