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Russia’s TVEL fuel company said on 4 December that it had signed a...
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UK plutonium samples arrive in France for testing
UK plutonium samples totalling a few hundred grams are to be tested at the Orano Melox site in France to see whether it can be converted into mixed oxide (mox) pellets.
Koeberg used fuel storage nearly full
Used fuel storage facilities at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear plant will be full by April next year, power utility Eskom said on 26 November, adding that it has begun creating extra space.
New hot rolling machine for Framatome
France’s Framatome has unveiled a new hot rolling machine during the inauguration of the newly built ELAN workshop located at its Rugles factory in Normandy.
Titan-2 contracted to build Russia’s Brest 300 reactor
Russia’s Titan-2 has received a RUB26.4 billion ($413m) general contract for the construction at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk of the Brest-OD-300 reactor,...
Ansto considers future of radioisotope distribution
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) has appointed US company JacobsWyper to lead work on identifying the best model for future nuclear medicine manufacture.
Canadian-based partnership to produce Lutetium-177
Two partnership agreements were signed in Canada in November to advance a solution to deliver a stable global supply of medical isotopes from Bruce Power’s nuclear facility.
Global Nuclear Fuel and X-energy to collaborate on Triso fuel
US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and X-energy have announced a collaboration to produce low-cost, high-quality TRi-structural ISOtropic (Triso) particle nuclear fuel.
Rosatom signs fuel contract for China's Xudapu
TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom has signed a nuclear fuel supply contract for two new VVER-1200 reactors at Xudapu 3&4 (also known as Xudabao).
Kyrgyz Parliament bans uranium and thorium mining
The Kyrgyz parliament on 31 October approved a bill banning the extraction of uranium and thorium.
TVO signs fuel contract with Westinghouse for Olkiluoto
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a long-term contract with Finnish nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) for deliveries of nuclear fuel until 2038 for two...
BWXT to produce medical radioisotope germanium-68
Canada’s BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 30 October that it plans to produce germanium-68 (Ge-68) with a focus on addressing growing global demand for the product.
Rosatom announces accident-tolerant fuel testing milestone
Russia's TVEL Fuel Company, part of Rosatom, announced it has completed the first phase of Russian accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) reactor testing.
IAEA fuel bank begins operation
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 17 October took delivery of a shipment of low enriched uranium (LEU) at the purpose-built LEU Bank in Kazakhstan which is intended...
Orano wins nuclear fuel repackaging contract from CEA
French nuclear fuel company Orano said on 7 October that it had won a €12 million contract from the CEA at the end of July, in partnership with AEMCO, for the turnkey supply and...
BWXT to restart TRISO fuel production
US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 2 October that it is in the process of restarting its TRISO (TRIstructural-ISOtropic) nuclear fuel production line at its Lynchburg,...
Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel fabrication
US-based Lightbridge Corporation and Enfission, a joint venture between Lightbridge and Framatome, have demonstrated the manufacturing process and fabrication of Lightbridge...
China begins delivery of Hualong One fuel
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said on 12 September that it had begun shipping Chinese-made CF3 fuel assemblies for unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear plant in Fujian province,...
Westinghouse accident tolerant fuel installed at Byron 2
US-based Westinghouse Electric Company and Exelon Generation Company have completed a first-of-a-kind installation of EnCore Fuel, Westinghouse's accident-tolerant fuel solution, at...
France to develop uranium mining in Uzbekistan
France’s Orano on 4 September signed a partnership agreement with Uzbekistan's State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources (GoscomGeo) to develop uranium mining activities in...