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Poland signs agreement with Europe’s JRC
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Poland’s National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) on 9 February signed an agreement to collaborate with the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

IAEA looks at alternative Mo-99 production method
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) paper has looked at an alternative method for producing molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), which could help increase the supply of the key medical isotope.

China opens new nuclear research centre
Thursday, December 01, 2016 A new research and development centre was opened on 29 November in China’s coastal city of Yantai in Shandong Province, aiming to solve technical challenges in China's domestic...

UK researchers develop diamond battery using radioactive waste
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Researchers from the UK’s University of Bristol have developed a man-made diamond “battery” which can generate power when placed near a radioactive field. The technology can make use...

IAEA supports co-operation on molten salt reactors
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to establish a framework for cooperation on the technological and scientific development of molten salt reactors. Experts from 17...

Russia seeks partners for its SVBR project
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Russia is considering asking foreign partners to join its development of the Generation IV SVBR 100 reactor design, but has denied reports that the cost of the project has more...

Hitachi-GE signs MOU with UK universities
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd (Hitachi-GE) on 31 October signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Imperial College London and Bangor University (Wales). Hitachi-GE has...

US companies to co-operate on fast reactors
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Southern Nuclear Development (a subsidiary of Southern Nuclear Operating Company) are to collaborate in studying the development and...

Russian agreement with Paraguay
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Russia and Paraguay on 18 October signed a memorandum on of understanding on peaceful nuclear cooperation. The document, signed by Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga and...

China developing world’s smallest NPP
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology, in Hefei, Anhui province, say they are developing the world's smallest NPP, the...

Russia firms up plans to build BN-1200
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 While a formal decision by Russia on whether to build a prototype large commercial sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor – the BN-1200 – still officially rests on the successful...

Russia suspends another nuclear cooperation accord with US
Thursday, October 06, 2016 Russia has suspended the intergovernmental agreement with the USA on cooperation in nuclear and energy-related research and development, Interfax reported on 5 October, quoting...

Japan to continue fast reactor development without Monju
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Japan is to establish a committee on fast reactor development that will aim to finalise a policy by the end of the year and carry out “a fundamental review” of the Monju prototype...

IAEA reports address climate change and sustainable development
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Two new reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), published on 27 September, argue nuclear power can significantly contribute to combating climate change and...

Funding milestone for IAEA nuclear power initiative
Friday, September 23, 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) initiative to assist countries seeking to develop peaceful uses of nuclear technology has reached a funding milestone with €100m...

New nuclear research facilities for the UK
Thursday, September 22, 2016 A new high-temperature research facility has been opened in the UK, to be managed by Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW) on behalf of the High Temperature Facility (HTF) Alliance. It will...

Australia’s ANSTO to ramp up isotope production
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) expects to begin full-scale production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) in 2017, producing 10m doses a year. Its AUD168m...

Transatomic issues paper on molten salt reactor
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Massachusetts-based Transatomic Power Corporation (TAP) on 8 July issued a technical white paper on the design of its 1,250MWt molten salt reactor (MSR), which it says offers...

Transatomic issues paper on molten salt reactor
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Massachusetts-based Transatomic Power Corporation (TAP) on 8 July issued a technical white paper on the design of its 1,250MWt molten salt reactor (MSR), which it says offers...

Sheffield Forgemasters to work with Nuscale
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 The UK’s Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd on 8 July agreed to work with Fluor Corp’s NuScale Power to make components for small modular reactors (SMRs). Sheffield...

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