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Bolivia strengthens nuclear co-operation with Russia
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of Bolivia on 8 July signed an agreement on the development of the construction project of...

South African research reactor upgraded
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 South Africa’s Safari-1 nuclear research reactor has undergone a major upgrade supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Kazakh research reactor converted to LEU
Monday, May 30, 2016 Research reactor VVR-K at Kazakhstan’s Institute of Nuclear Physics of the National Nuclear Centre (INP NNC) has been upgraded and converted to use low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel....

US moves to expand Mo-99 production
Sunday, May 15, 2016 US NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has announced plans to quadruple its capacity for production of the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) at the University of Missouri...

Russia chooses NIKIET to design Bolivian nuclear centre
Friday, March 11, 2016 Russia’s NA Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (NIKIET) will be the designer of the research reactor for the planned Nuclear Research and Technology...

Growing interest in molten salt reactors
Monday, February 29, 2016 Canada’s Terrestrial Energy said on 25 February that it is submitting its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for...

US to build medical isotope facility
Monday, February 29, 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted a construction permit for a pilot "first-of-a-kind" medical isotope production facility. The licence will allow Shine...

Upgrading completed at Russia's PIK research reactor
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Russia's new high flux beam research reactor, PIK, at the BP Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PIYaF), has been transferred to the customer after Titan-2...

France's Cabri Research Reactor achieves criticality
Friday, January 22, 2016 France's Cabri research reactor at Cadarache has once again achieved criticality after several years of renovation and upgrading as part of the Cabri International Programme (CIP) for...

Tajikistan to refurbish research reactor
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Tajikistan's Academy of Sciences has started to implement the governmental programme to refurbish and restart the Argus-FTI research reactor, Academy President Farkhod Rahimi said on...

New projects to boost world Mo-99 production
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Construction is under way at the Lucas Heights campus on the Australian national nuclear research and development organisation's (ANSTO's) new, $168m Nuclear Medicine (ANM) plant.

Jamaica becomes HEU free
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has removed the last 1kg of US-origin highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Jamaica's Slowpoke research reactor and returned...

End of an era for Finnish research reactor
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Finland's FiR 1 research reactor in Espoo will be permanently shut down in 2015, after being a centre of training and research for over five decades. Continued operation...

Recognition for HFIR
Friday, September 12, 2014 The American Nuclear Society has designated the High Flux Isotope Reactor a Nuclear Historic Landmark.

Molten Salt Reactors enjoy 15 minutes of fame
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 A next-generation fast breeder reactor design is gaining popularity in research circles.

BR2 modernisation set for March 2015
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Belgium's BR2 research reactor, which accounts for around a quarter of world production of medical isotope Mo-99 (Tc-99m), is due to close between March 2015 and July 2016...

AECL is unable to meet Mo-99 deliveries this week
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Repair work at the NRU reactor means that AECL will be unable to meet its planned deliveries of molybdenum-99 this week.

SCK-CEN awards EUR24 million contract for MYRRHA design
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 An international consortium comprising AREVA TA (France), Ansaldo Nucleare (Italy) and Empresarios Agrupados (Spain) has won a EUR24 million ($32 million) contract to design...

INVAP to supply two more research reactors
Monday, May 13, 2013 Argentinian high-tech company INVAP has won a contract to supply two research reactors for Argentina and Brazil, based on the OPAL 20 MW pool-type reactor design it supplied to Australia.

AREVA signs contract to supply research reactor fuel to Jordan
Thursday, April 18, 2013 AREVA has signed a contract with the Korean KAERI/DAEWOO consortium to supply fuel elements for the Jordan Research and Training Reactor, currently under construction.

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