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Uzbek research reactor fuel shipped to Russia

Waste and Recycling

28 September 2015

The first shipment of highly enriched uranium (HEU) liquid used nuclear fuel from the IIN-3M research reactor in Tashkent for reprocessing in Russia has been completed.

IAEA research reactor network takes shape

Nuclear Policies

15 September 2015

Amano-Verwaerde - September 2015 - 48French nuclear research centres in Saclay and Cadarache have become the first to be designated international research hubs under a scheme launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last year.

USA's Experimental Breeder Reactor-II now permanently entombed

Waste and Recycling

01 July 2015

EBR-II exterior 48The main clean-up contractor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho Site, has entombed an historic nuclear reactor in place and treated the reactor's remaining sodium coolant six months ahead of schedule and under budget.

Swiss research reactor fuel returned to USA

Regulation and Safety

16 September 2015

The return of US-origin highly-enriched uranium (HEU) from the University of Basel to the USA marks the removal of all HEU in the country.

Decommissioning of UK research reactor approved

Waste and Recycling

18 August 2015

Imperial College London has received approval from the UK nuclear regulator to decommission its 50-year-old CONSORT research reactor. Decommissioning work is expected to be completed by 2021.

Consortium chosen to run Canadian laboratories


29 June 2015

CNL_irradiation_testing_services_(CNL)_48The Canadian National Energy Alliance (CNEA) consortium has been named as the Canadian government's preferred bidder to manage and operate nuclear science and technology organization Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).