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IAEA’s first research reactor peer review team visits Nigeria
16 February, 2018
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new peer...
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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...

Australian isotopes to compensate for closure of Canadian reactor
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Australia said on 11 November that it will increase its capacity to supply more nuclear medicine to local hospitals and to the rest of the world to prevent the closure of the...

NRG demonstrates new in-core expansion measurement technology
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands has demonstrated the capability to measure material expansion during irradiation with micrometer accuracy...

Russian fuel qualifies for western research reactor
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Nuclear fuel made for the HFR research reactor in Petten, the Netherlands, by Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP), part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s...

Norway closes its research reactors
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Norway’s two ageing nuclear research reactors, located in Halden and Kjeller, are to be shut down in what officials said was a “temporary” measure. Magazine Teknisk Ukeblad reported...

Russia’s NIIAR becomes international research centre
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 26 September designated the Russian Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR as the second International Centre for joint...

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