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IAEA recommends safety improvements for Congo research reactor
23 May, 2018
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment...
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Canada permanently closes NRU research reactor
Friday, April 06, 2018 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 2 April that isotope production reactor the National Research Universal (NRU) at the Chalk River site had been permanently shut down....

IAEA mission assesses Uzbek research reactor
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational and Maintenance Assessment for Research Reactors (OMARR) mission has identified areas for improvement in the operation...

Russia to build a nuclear centre for Mongolia
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Nuclear Energy Commission of Mongolia on 28 February signed a memorandum of cooperation for the construction in Mongolia of a Centre...

African students access Moroccan research reactor under IAEA scheme
Monday, March 05, 2018 Under an agreement signed on 1 March in Vienna, students from Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia and South Africa will get online access to the facilities of a research reactor in Morocco to...

IAEA’s first research reactor peer review team visits Nigeria
Friday, February 16, 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new peer review service to assist member states to develop infrastructure for nuclear research reactors.

Contract awarded for new Pallas reactor
Monday, January 29, 2018 The new Pallas research reactor, which will replace the High Flux Reactor (HFR) at Petten in the Netherlands, will be designed and constructed by the Ichos consortium...

US restarts unique test reactor
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 The US Idaho National Laboratory’s Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) restarted operation on 15 November for the first time since 1994, with a low-power run.

IAEA designates Belgian and US Research Reactors as International Centres
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN and the US Department of Energy Idaho and Oak Ridge National Laboratories have received designations as International Atomic Energy Agency...

Canadian companies show interest in SMRs
Monday, August 28, 2017 More than 70 organisations have submitted responses to a request for expressions of interest in small modular reactors (SMRs), Canadian National Laboratories (CNL) said on 18 August....

Ghana’s research reactor converted to LEU fuel
Thursday, August 17, 2017 The China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) has completed the conversion of Ghana's GHARR-1 research reactor from highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low enriched uranium (LEU)...

Fast reactor conference opens in Russia
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 The third International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles (FR17) opened in Yekaterinburg on 26 June sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...

Russia’s MBIR centre to co-operate with V4G4
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the V4G4 Centre of Excellence on 26 June signed a memorandum for participation in the International Research Centre (IRC) based...

Canada’s long-term vision for nuclear research
Monday, May 15, 2017 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has begun dialogue with potential participants after unveiling its vision for the organisation's future.

IAEA welcomes improvements at Turkish research reactor
Thursday, May 11, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) integrated safety assessment of research reactors (INSARR) follow-up mission said the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) has...

IAEA seeks to improve research reactor safety
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement on 27 April that, although member states continue to improve the safety of their research reactors, challenges...

Algeria to access French research reactors
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on 21 April signed a partnership agreement with Algeria's Atomic Energy Commission (Comena) under which...

First contract signed on redesign of Iran’s Arak reactor
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 China and Iran on 23 April signed the first commercial contract for the restructuring of Iran's Arak heavy water research reactor.

US Maryland University gets new fuel for its research reactor
Thursday, April 20, 2017 The University of Maryland will be able to continue operating its Triga research reactor thanks to the first of several shipments of lightly irradiated fuel from the US Department...

Jordan launches research reactor
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Jordan has inaugurated its 5MW open-pool research reactor at the University of Science and Technology in the northern province of Irbid, Petra news agency said on 7 December. The...

Russia begins to make equipment for MBIR research reactor
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Russia’s Atomenergomash (AEM), the power engineering division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has begun making equipment for the MBIR multi-purpose fast neutron research...

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