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US national labs support international waste disposal research

US national labs support international waste disposal research

Modelling and laboratory work at three US Department of Energy national laboratories is being undertaken to support the HotBENT international field experiment to evaluate the behaviour of bentonite clay used as an impermeable backfill in deep geological repositories for high-level waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2022


Slovenian study sees case for deep borehole disposal

Slovenian study sees case for deep borehole disposal

Deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste is an "important alternative option for us to consider," Slovenia’s radioactive waste management organisation’s Leon Kegel has said following a preliminary study into solutions for the disposing of used fuel from the TRIGA II research reactor.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2022


Rolls-Royce moves into Leicester space research centre

Rolls-Royce moves into Leicester space research centre

British engineering group Rolls-Royce has opened new offices at Space Park Leicester to develop its expertise in nuclear power applications for space. Being based there will enable Rolls-Royce employees to better collaborate with researchers from the University of Leicester.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Prototype machine demonstrates plasma compression

Prototype machine demonstrates plasma compression

A prototype system for General Fusion's Fusion Demonstration Plant has successfully demonstrated a critical element of the Canadian company's proprietary Magnetised Target Fusion technology.

New Nuclear 12 January 2022


Deep borehole disposal suitable for ERDO countries, study shows

Deep borehole disposal suitable for ERDO countries, study shows

Deep borehole disposal is a viable, cost-effective solution for all of the intermediate and high-level long-lived radioactive waste that is being temporarily stored by five European countries, according to a feasibility study by Deep Isolation. The study was commissioned by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning on behalf of the European Repository Development Organisation, a multinational group established in 2021 to address the challenges of safely managing long-lived radioactive wastes either separately or in one combined mined repository.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2021


Atucha 2 supports neutrino experiment

Atucha 2 supports neutrino experiment

Neutrino detection kit has been installed within the containment of Argentina's Atucha 2 reactor in support of a US-Argentine experiment to learn more about the mysterious particles.

Corporate 07 December 2021


UK selects HTGR for advanced reactor demonstration

UK selects HTGR for advanced reactor demonstration

The UK will build a high-temperature gas reactor as the centrepiece of its Advanced Modular Reactor Research, Development & Demonstration Programme, energy minister Greg Hands has confirmed. "I'm pleased to announce that we will focus on HTGRs as the technology choice for the programme moving forward," he told the Nuclear2021 conference organised in London by the Nuclear Industry Association yesterday. His statement served as a confirmation of the technology, which had emerged as the UK government's preference after a round of consultations earlier this year.

New Nuclear 03 December 2021


Puerto Rico study and advanced reactors receive US funding

Puerto Rico study and advanced reactors receive US funding

The US Department of Energy has awarded funding to the Nuclear Alternative Project to study the potential siting of small reactors in Puerto Rico. Funding also goes to address hurdles to the use of small reactors in commercial shipping and to support the development of advanced reactor designs. 

New Nuclear 24 November 2021


Contract for Romanian lead-cooled reactor research facility

Contract for Romanian lead-cooled reactor research facility

A consortium including Italy's Ansaldo Nucleare and Romania's Reinvent Energy has been awarded a contract worth about EUR20.0 million (USD22.5 million) for the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of a research facility for the development of lead-cooled reactors. The Advanced Thermo-Hydraulics Experiment for Nuclear Application facility will be built at the RATEN-ICN research centre near Pitesti in southern Romania.

New Nuclear 23 November 2021


Hinkley Point C cleaner than renewables, study shows

Hinkley Point C cleaner than renewables, study shows

Carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity generated by the UK's newest nuclear power plants will be even lower than wind and solar power, a new analysis has confirmed. A detailed and independently verified study into lifetime emissions from Hinkley Point C was carried out for EDF by environmental specialists Ricardo Energy & Environment and verified by engineering consultants WSP.

Energy & Environment 22 November 2021