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First ANEEL thorium-based advanced nuclear fuel pellets manufactured
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 by US-based Clean Core Thorium Energy said the first fuel pellets of its proprietary thorium-based nuclear fuel called Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life (ANEEL) have...

Fuel unloaded from Leningrad 2
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by Unloading of nuclear fuel has begun fromthe RBMK-1000 reactor at unit 2 of the Leningrad NPP, which was shut down in November 2020 after 45 years of operation.

Terrestrial Energy and Orano sign fuel supply agreement
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Canada-based Terrestrial Energy said on 29 September that it had entered into an agreement with Orano, as part of its fuel supply programme for operation of its Generation IV...

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica establishes subsidiary for uranium concentrate processing
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Romanian nuclear utility Societatea Națională Nuclearelectrica (SNN) has informed shareholders and investors that on 24 September it had established SNN subsidiary, Uranium...

Bruce Power receives regulatory approval for Lutetium-177 production
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Bruce Power said on 24 September that it had received approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to take the next step forward for new isotope production becoming...

Russia begins pilot operation of accident tolerant fuel
Monday, September 27, 2021 by Rosatom on 20 September began pilot operation of fuel elements of a new generation of Russian accident tolerant fuel (ATF) at unit 2 of the Rostov NPP.

Orano inaugurates new innovation centre at former uranium mining site
Friday, September 24, 2021 by French Prime Minister Jean Castex has inaugurated Orano’s new Centre for Innovation in Extractive Metallurgy (CIME) at the Bessines-sur-Gartempe site in the New Aquitaine region

REMIX fuel elements complete operational tests at Balakovo
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said that VVER-1000 fuel assemblies (FAs) containing experimental fuel elements with REMIX fuel, had been operated in the reactor at unit 3 of...

Cameco and X-energy to co-operate in support of Xe-100 SMRs
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Cameco has entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with X-energy to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment,...

EBRD supports clean-up of uranium waste in Central Asia
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on 15 September that, with its partners it was supporting nuclear remediation efforts in the Kyrgyz Republic.

IBA and SCK CEN to collaborate in production of Actinium-225
Friday, September 17, 2021 by Belgium’s Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN on 15 September announced a strategic R&D partnership to enable the production of actinium-225...

New generation centrifuges installed at Russia’s Electrochemical Plant
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Russia’s Electrochemical Plant (ECP) in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory (part of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company) has launched the third line of new generation gas...

Northstar and POINT Biopharma sign supply agreement for actinium-225
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and POINT Biopharma Global on 8 September announced the signing of a supply agreement for the therapeutic medical radioisotope actinium-225 (Ac-225)

WNA Nuclear Fuel Report urges uranium development
Thursday, September 09, 2021 by The World Nuclear Association (WNA) on 8 September launched the 2021 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report, concluding that the positive trend in nuclear generating capacity projections...

EnCore Energy and Azarga Uranium establish uranium ISR company
Thursday, September 09, 2021 by US-based EnCore Energy Corp and Azarga Uranium Corp have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement whereby EnCore will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares...

Norway and USA sign agreement to deal with HEU
Monday, September 06, 2021 by Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø and US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm have signed a letter of intent to develop a method that will ensure that Norwegian...

Tractebel to evaluate plutonium 238 as fuel for space exploration
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract to Belgium’s Tractebel to evaluate the possibility of producing plutonium 238 (Pu-238), the nuclear fuel used for space...

Sweden approves expansion of used fuel storage
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by Sweden's government said on 26 August that it had approved plans to expand the intermediate nuclear storage facility in Oskarshamn, "The government decided today to allow an expansion...

US scientists investigate uranium cubes from Nazi Germany’s nuclear programme
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Scientists at the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have obtained some initial results from their investigations into cubes of uranium which were part of Nazi...

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