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Darlington ready to produce medical radioisotope

Darlington ready to produce medical radioisotope

Ontario Power Generation's nuclear power plant is set to produce molybdenum-99 after Laurentis Energy Partners and BWXT Medical Ltd completed the installation and initial commissioning of an innovative isotope system.

Regulation & Safety 02 February 2023


Lucas Heights redevelopment project gets under way

Lucas Heights redevelopment project gets under way

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has begun a project at its Lucas Heights facility near Sydney to remove general solid waste, building waste, and some mineral sands used in rare earth metals research, to make way for future site redevelopment.

Corporate 01 February 2023


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MoltexFLEX wins grant for graphite research

MoltexFLEX wins grant for graphite research

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has received a research grant to work with researchers at the University of Manchester to investigate how its FLEX reactor's molten coolant salt interacts with graphite, enabling detailed characterisation work to be undertaken.

New Nuclear 01 February 2023


Companies pool resources to manufacture TRISO fuel

Companies pool resources to manufacture TRISO fuel

A joint venture between Framatome and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation plans to manufacture commercial quantities of TRISO fuel particles and fuel for advanced reactor designs.
 

Uranium & Fuel 27 January 2023


Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

A floating autonomous robot could soon play a key role in safeguarding used nuclear fuel around the world. The Robotised Cherenkov Viewing Device has been created through a collaboration between Australian national science agency CSIRO's data and digital specialist arm Data61, Hungarian robotics company Datastart and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2023


NIA report urges DOE focus on commercialisation of advanced nuclear tech

NIA report urges DOE focus on commercialisation of advanced nuclear tech

The Nuclear Innovation Alliance has set out its proposals for ways the US Department of Energy can do more to help to commercialise advanced nuclear technologies.

Nuclear Policies 20 January 2023


US approval for metal storage cask

US approval for metal storage cask

A metal overpack for cask storage of used nuclear fuel, jointly developed by Doosan Enerbility of South Korea and NAC International of the USA, has received design certification from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2023


Holtec claims SMR-160 can repurpose any coal-fired plant

Holtec claims SMR-160 can repurpose any coal-fired plant

Holtec International has applied for a patent for multi-stage compressors that would enable any coal-fired plant to be repurposed by replacing its coal-fired boiler with clean steam from the SMR-160 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 11 January 2023


New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

Researchers have developed a method for assessing degradation of stainless steel components using laser beams that could reduce the time and expense needed for conducting safety checks of ageing nuclear power reactors.

Regulation & Safety 11 January 2023


Holtec debuts innovative decommissioning technology

Holtec debuts innovative decommissioning technology

The company said the HI-CUT technology used at Indian Point unit 3 has exceeded expectations and "revolutionises" segmentation of reactors undergoing decommissioning.

Corporate 06 January 2023