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US firms target revival in domestic Mo-99 production


01 May 2015

The leaders of two rival projects to produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) commercially in the USA are united in their goal to reinvigorate the country's domestic supply of the lifesaving radioisotope.

Coquí Pharma completes design of medical isotope facility


09 April 2015

Coqui Pharma isotope plant - 48Coquí RadioPharmaceuticals Corp has completed the schematic design of its $330 million medical isotope production facility to be built in Alachua, Florida. Coquí Pharma will soon enter the detailed design phase as it readies to submit its construction licence application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by the end of 2015.

Russia, Myanmar reaffirm nuclear cooperation

New Nuclear

26 March 2015

Russia and Myanmar have agreed to cooperate in nuclear energy, Rosatom said today, during the first of a two-day working visit to the Southeast Asian country by its deputy director general Nikolay Spassky.

Russia postpones BN-1200 in order to improve fuel design

New Nuclear

16 April 2015

Rosenergoatom has reportedly postponed construction of the BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant "indefinitely" on the need to improve fuel for the reactor and amid speculation about the cost-effectiveness of the project.

Jamaica set to convert research reactor to LEU

Regulation and Safety

08 April 2015

The Caribbean's only research reactor will be converted from highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel later this year, the International Atomic Energy Agency said. The change will decrease proliferation risks while doubling the reactor's utilization capacity.

Korea extends nuclear cooperation to Qatar

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2015

South Korea-Qatar March 2015 - 48South Korea and Qatar are to cooperate on the training of nuclear experts and on the construction of a research reactor under a memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries yesterday.