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Incident damages building at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility
06 July, 2020
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X-energy to supply fuel for Japan’s HTGR
Friday, July 03, 2020 by US-based X-energy has teamed with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI) to be the exclusive counterparty to supply fuel to the Japanese high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR).

South Ukraine 2 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel
Friday, July 03, 2020 by Unit 2 at Ukraine’s South Ukraine nuclear power plant was fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel assemblies on 28 June, nuclear utility Energoatom has announced.

BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO fuel production
Thursday, July 02, 2020 by US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 1 July that its Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has been awarded a competitively bid contract by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)...

Construction licence expected for Russia’s Brest reactor
Monday, June 29, 2020 by Russia’s Breakthrough Project Management expects to obtain a licence to build a reactor by the end of June, Vyacheslav Pershukov, head of the project said on 26 June.

World Nuclear Association publishes summary of Fuel Report
Monday, June 29, 2020 by The World Nuclear Association has published a first-of-a-kind Expanded Summary of the latest edition of its biennial nuclear fuel report. The WNA making the summary, which describes...

US NRC to review application by Centrus for HALEU production
Friday, June 26, 2020 by US-based Centrus Energy Corp announced that its application to produce High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) at its Piketon, Ohio, facility had been accepted by the Nuclear...

Russia restructures loan for Belarus nuclear power plant
Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Russian government on 22 June approved a draft protocol restructuring the 2011 Belarusian-Russian intergovernmental agreement on the provision of state export credit to Belarus...

Minerals Council of Australia climate plan draws criticism
Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has released an action plan committing the Australian minerals industry to decarbonising the economy and addressing climate change.

Lucideon joins NNL's advanced fuel cycle research programme
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The international materials technology company, Lucideon, has signed a partner agreement worth over £350,000 with the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory Advanced Fuels Cycle...

US DOE modifies legacy waste disposition contract with Isotek
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Isotek Systems business and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have signed a contract modification to perform processing operations for disposition of uranium-233 material located at...

Rosatom begins testing 3rd generation fuel for Dukovany nuclear plant
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun resource (life-time) testing of a mock-up of third-generation VVER-440 nuclear fuel for the Dukovany nuclear plant in the Czech Republic.

Holtec deploys portable robot for canister lid closure welds
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by US-based Holtec has announced the deployment of a portable robotic welder, HI-BRIAN, which is designed to drastically reduce the dose to the loading crew during multi-purpose...

Rosatom starts to install equipment at pilot demonstration energy complex
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Russian fuel company TVEL (past of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said on 15 June that work has begun to install equipment at the fuel fabrication/re-fabrication unit of the...

US DOE delivers power system for NASA Mars launch
Monday, June 15, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy has delivered its latest nuclear power system to the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida - the site of NASA’s planned Mars...

Mox transition for Russia’s Beloyarsk 4
Thursday, June 11, 2020 by In 2022, the BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear power plant will completely switch to uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (mox) fuel.

More patents for Lightbridge
Monday, June 08, 2020 by US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation has received a patent from the Eurasian Patent Office for its innovative nuclear fuel assemblies. This is a...

Russia seeks to use Pu-238 as spacecraft energy source
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by Russian nuclear scientists are preparing proposals for obtaining plutonium-238 from the fast-neutron reactors at the Beloyarsk nuclear plant, as an energy source for spacecraft...

Canada’s ARTMS signs financing deal
Monday, May 25, 2020 by Canada’s ARTMS, a leader in developing technology that transforms the production of the world's most-used diagnostic imaging isotopes, on 20 May announced that it has raised $19...

Russia processes 100,000 tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride
Monday, May 25, 2020 by Russia’s Electrochemical Plant (ECP) at Zelenogorsk in Krasnoyarsk in May completed the processing of 100,000 tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) at its W-ECP plant.

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