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Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

The Magnox reprocessing plant at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has reprocessed the final box of used fuel from the UK's fast reactor programme being stored in the plant's ponds. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for the demolition of the iconic Pile One chimney that dominated the landscape over Sellafield for decades.

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2022


Advanced nuclear tech projects selected for US federal support

Advanced nuclear tech projects selected for US federal support

Orano Federal Services and TerraPower will gain access to the US Department of Energy's national laboratories to help advance their nuclear technologies under the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.
 

New Nuclear 23 June 2022


Canadian Candu produces cancer therapy isotope

Canadian Candu produces cancer therapy isotope

Lutetium-177 has been produced using a new isotope production system that was installed in unit 7 of the Bruce plant in Ontario, Canada, during a recent planned maintenance outage. It marks the first time the short-lived medical isotope has been produced in a commercial nuclear power reactor.

Corporate 22 June 2022


PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

Tractebel will lead the PULSAR consortium conducting research on dynamic radioisotope power systems fuelled by plutonium-238 for space applications - to provide spacecraft and astronauts with electricity and heat when the sun does not supply enough power.

New Nuclear 21 June 2022


Inria, Framatome team up on digital nuclear safety solutions

Inria, Framatome team up on digital nuclear safety solutions

Framatome and Inria, the French national institute for research in digital science and technology, have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate studies for long-term advancements and enhanced safety of operations for the nuclear industry.

Corporate 17 June 2022


Clean Core prepares for testing of innovative fuel

Clean Core prepares for testing of innovative fuel

Nuclear fuel innovation company Clean Core Thorium Energy has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the US Department of Energy which details next steps for irradiation testing and qualification of its Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life fuel in Idaho National Laboratory's Advanced Test Reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 15 June 2022


First use of 3D-printed nuclear fuel debris filters

First use of 3D-printed nuclear fuel debris filters

Nuclear fuel debris filters manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB using 3D printing technology have been installed at unit 2 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland and unit 3 of the Oskarshamn plant in Sweden.

Corporate 14 June 2022


US supercomputer breaks exascale barrier

US supercomputer breaks exascale barrier

The US Department of Energy's Frontier supercomputer system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been ranked as the fastest computer in the world, as well as becoming the first to break the exascale performance barrier.

New Nuclear 14 June 2022


Viewpoint: The future of radiation monitoring

Viewpoint: The future of radiation monitoring

Remote monitoring technology is no longer reserved for just large-scale nuclear projects, writes Gary Bradshaw, director of radiological surveillance specialist Omniflex UK.

Perspectives 17 June 2022


'Megatonne' CO2 capture plant plan for Sizewell C

'Megatonne' CO2 capture plant plan for Sizewell C

A consortium hoping to use heat from the UK’s proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station to capture carbon dioxide from the air on a giant scale say they have successfully completed a research and development project and are ready to construct a demonstration plant.

Energy & Environment 13 June 2022