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Kazatomprom to suspend uranium mining for three months
The Kazakhstan national atomic company Kazatomprom, the world’s largest uranium producer, announced on 7 April that all uranium mines in Kazakhstan will cease production for a three...
Cameco puts UF6 plant in safe shutdown
Canadian uranium producer Cameco is placing the UF6 plant at its Port Hope conversion facility in Ontario in safe shutdown for approximately four weeks due to the “increasing...
Russian researchers calculate void formation in ageing nuclear fuel
Russian physicists have discovered how to calculate the formation of nanocavities in nuclear fuel and other solid materials, according to the press service of the Moscow Institute...
Russia’s Balakovo nuclear plant tests Remix fuel
A long-scheduled repair and maintenance outage at Russia’s Balakovo 3 (a 950MWe VVER) ended on 31 March.
Bruce Power completes Cobalt-60 shipments
Canada’s Bruce Power has completed its final shipments of Cobalt-60 for the first half of 2020.
NRC renews operating licence for Honeywell uranium conversion plant
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has renewed the operating license for Honeywell International's uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois, for an additional 40 years.
Used fuel containers ordered for Spanish nuclear power plants
Spain’s Council of Ministers on 23 March authorised the National Radioactive Waste Company (Enresa) to enter into two contracts to manufacture and supply containers for the dry storage...
US DOE funding for isotope production R&D
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $16 million in new funding to advance research and development (R&D) for isotope production.
Ansto produces scandium-47 for the first time
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) said a new radioactive variation of the element scandium, scandium-47, had been produced in the OPAL reactor.
Westinghouse signs fuel and services contract with AEP
US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a nuclear fuel and related services contract extension with American Electric Power (AEP) for its two pressurised water reactors at...
TVEL to supply fuel for Czech research reactor
Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation of Rosatom) has signed a contract to supply fuel for the LVR-15 research reactor at the Czech Republic’s Nuclear...
Russia’s VNIINM works on TRISO fuel for HTGRs
Scientists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) have deigned methods for manufacturing fuel for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors.
Georgia Power orders nuclear fuel for Vogtle 4
Georgia Power has ordered the first nuclear fuel load for unit 4 of the Vogtle nuclear plant in the USA.
Westinghouse plans UK clean energy park
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced plans to establish a Clean Energy Technology Park at the Springfields nuclear licensed site in Lancashire in the UK.
Isotope production progresses in Canada
France’s Framatome and Canada-based Kinectrics have launched a joint-venture, Isogen, to support production of medical isotope Lutetium-177. Meanwhile, Westinghouse and Nordion...
Russia to transition VVER-1200 to longer fuel cycle
Novovoronezh scientists will be the first to transfer a generation 3+ VVER-1200 reactor to an 18-month fuel cycle.
Rosatom issues tender for pyrochemical reprocessing
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on has launched a tender to study the pyrochemical processing of used nuclear fuel from fast neutron reactors as part of the Proryv...
US Idaho Lab to provide Oklo micro-reactor with access to HALEU fuel
The US Idaho National Laboratory will provide California-based Oklo with access to recovered used nuclear fuel to aid the company in its efforts to develop and demonstrate the Oklo...
Framatome and General Atomics join forces on BWR fuel development
Framatome is partnering with General Atomics to study the use of silicon carbide in boiling water reactor channel boxes.