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US company claims nuclear battery breakthrough

US company claims nuclear battery breakthrough

California-based Infinity Power says it has successfully developed a very powerful and long-lasting nuclear battery that uses electrochemical energy conversion.

Corporate 12 June 2024


Bruce Power and partners to expand isotope capacity

Bruce Power and partners to expand isotope capacity

A second isotope production line is being installed at Bruce 7 to double its production capacity to meet forecast increases in demand. Bruce Power and Saugeen Ojibway Nation have also announced an expansion of their partnership for the production of and marketing of medical radioisotopes.

Corporate 29 May 2024


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US, EC bodies call for enhanced security of radioactive sources

US, EC bodies call for enhanced security of radioactive sources

Leaders from the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and the European Commission have highlighted the need to strengthen security of radioactive sources in open civilian facilities such as hospitals, research laboratories, and industrial facilities to prevent the use of these materials in acts of terrorism.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2024


Oklo, Atomic Alchemy team up for future isotope production

Oklo, Atomic Alchemy team up for future isotope production

Days after beginning trading on the New York Stock Exchange, US-based fast fission plant developer Oklo Inc has announced it is forming a strategic partnership with Atomic Alchemy to produce radioisotopes from Oklo's recycling process and through fast reactor production of isotopes.

Corporate 17 May 2024


Design work for Argentina's radioisotope production plant under way

Design work for Argentina's radioisotope production plant under way

Argentina's National Atomic Energy Commission and nuclear construction specialists INVAP have held a workshop focused on the design of the facility which will form part of the complex alongside the new RA-10 multipurpose reactor.

New Nuclear 23 April 2024


China starts mass production of carbon-14 isotope

China starts mass production of carbon-14 isotope

The carbon-14 isotope is being produced at the Qinshan nuclear power plant, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

New Nuclear 22 April 2024


Framatome, KHNP to cooperate on medical isotope production

Framatome, KHNP to cooperate on medical isotope production

Framatome and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power are to assess the feasibility of producing medical isotope lutetium-177 in the Candu pressurised heavy water reactors at the Wolsong nuclear power plant in South Korea.

Corporate 18 April 2024


Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Professor Tim Tinsley outlines how material extracted from the UK's legacy nuclear material is being used in pioneering cancer treatments and for powering future space missions - and considers whether long-term disposal plans now need to take into account the current and potential future value in the material.

Perspectives 01 April 2024


Agreements with Burkina Faso, Nicaragua and Kazakhstan at Atomexpo

Agreements with Burkina Faso, Nicaragua and Kazakhstan at Atomexpo

Russia's Rosatom has signed agreements relating to developing nuclear medicine centres in Nicaragua and Kazakhstan, and also a memorandum of understanding with Burkina Faso which includes potential nuclear energy projects.

Nuclear Policies 26 March 2024


Construction starts on French lead-212 production facility

Construction starts on French lead-212 production facility

Orano subsidiary Orano Med has laid the foundation stone for its Alpha Therapy Laboratory in Onnaing in northern France. This will be Europe's first industrial-scale pharmaceutical facility dedicated to the production of lead-212 based radioligand therapies.

Regulation & Safety 06 February 2024