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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.

Contract awarded for molybdenum facility

Regulation and Safety

21 January 2014

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has awarded a contract worth A$83 million ($73 million) to design and construct a new molybdenum-99 manufacturing facility to Watpac Limited.

Materials test reactor gets its dome

New Nuclear

16 December 2013

RJH dome installation 48The dome of the Jules Horowitz Reactor, under construction at Cadarache in southern France, has been installed. Once in operation, the reactor will be used for testing current and future fuel designs.

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.

Consortium established to build Alfred

New Nuclear

20 December 2013

ALFRED cutaway 48A consortium has been formally set up for the construction of a demonstration lead-cooled fast reactor in Romania. The Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator (Alfred) is being developed under an EU initiative.

Construction starts of Iter Tokamak complex

New Nuclear

13 December 2013

Iter first concrete 48The first concrete has been poured for the basemat of the Tokamak complex of the Iter fusion reactor project at Cadarache in southern France.