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Opal conducts self-review of safety

Opal conducts self-review of safety

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has undertaken a review of safety and security performance at the Opal research reactor, saying its future plans are "very much anchored on high standards."

Regulation & Safety 14 December 2021


Nuclear technology centre planned for Serbia 

Nuclear technology centre planned for Serbia 

Rosatom has signed a framework agreement with the government of Serbia to build a nuclear technology centre in the country, including a cyclotron for medical isotope production. It comes as part of a growing trend of Serbian interest in nuclear.

New Nuclear 09 December 2021


Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years

Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years

A pilot study by Sweden's Studsvik AB shows that all of Norway's metallic uranium research reactor fuel could be processed using its oxidation process in less than two years. Several studies have already recommended chemical treatment of the fuel before it is disposed of in an underground repository.

Waste & Recycling 07 December 2021


CNL completes Slowpoke refuelling

CNL completes Slowpoke refuelling

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has completed a three-year project to refuel a Slowpoke-2 nuclear reactor used by the Royal Military College of Canada for professional development and academic research. The project will enable the reactor, which first came online in 1985, to operate for another 30 years.

Regulation & Safety 05 October 2021


Cabinet approval for new South African research reactor

Cabinet approval for new South African research reactor

The South African cabinet has approved the construction of the Multipurpose Reactor to succeed the Safari-1 research reactor which is located at Pelindaba. Safari-1's operator, Necsa, said the cabinet approval allows the lead-time needed to ensure radioisotope production is not interrupted. The company has also expressed its support for the recent approval by the country's energy regulator of a ministerial determination to procure new nuclear generation capacity.

New Nuclear 30 September 2021


New nuclear medicine facilities announced for Australia

New nuclear medicine facilities announced for Australia

A new nuclear medicine manufacturing facility will be built in Australia at Lucas Heights, the home of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. A ministerial announcement today launched the project, saying AUD30 million (USD12.8 million) would be spent on the facility's design.

New Nuclear 30 September 2021


European medical isotope network launched

European medical isotope network launched

The PRISMAP network was recently launched which will see more than 20 European academic institutions and research centres pooling their knowledge, expertise and infrastructure to speed up the introduction of new medical radioisotopes. The network aims to provide a sustainable source of high-purity grade novel radionuclides for medical research.

Regulation & Safety 29 September 2021


IAEA assesses safety of upgraded Dutch research reactor

IAEA assesses safety of upgraded Dutch research reactor

The Reactor Institute Delft at the Delft University of Technology, the operator of the Hoger Onderwijs research reactor in the Netherlands, has prioritised safety during implementation of significant refurbishment and modernisation of the facility, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts. The team also found areas requiring further enhancements, including the organisational structure and safety procedures and documentation.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2021


Slovenia considers deep borehole disposal

Slovenia considers deep borehole disposal

US nuclear waste disposal company Deep Isolation has been awarded a contract to conduct a borehole feasibility study for ARAO, Slovenia's radioactive waste management organisation. The study will examine whether a deep borehole repository could dispose of used fuel from Slovenia's TRIGA II research reactor at the Josef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana.

Waste & Recycling 31 August 2021


Q&A: Rusatom Overseas President Evgeny Pakermanov

Q&A: Rusatom Overseas President Evgeny Pakermanov

The nuclear technology research and development centre Russia is building in the Bolivian city of El Alto will serve as a model not only for Latin America but for the global nuclear industry, Rusatom Overseas President Evgeny Pakermanov said in an interview with World Nuclear News. Rusatom Overseas is a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, which in July announced the start of construction works for a research reactor facility at the CNTRD.

Perspectives 11 August 2021