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Preparatory construction for Brest-300 reactor begins in Russia
22 May, 2020
Preparatory work has begun at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in...
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US DOE launches Advanced Reactor Demonstration Programme
Friday, May 15, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) within the Office of Nuclear Energy. ARDP is designed to help...

US DOE announces more funding for advanced nuclear reactor systems
Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The US Department of Energy on 13 May announced $27 million in funding for nine projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Generating Electricity...

IAEA advises against radiation to sterilise respiratory face masks
Monday, May 04, 2020 by Radiation is an effective and established tool to sterilise personal protective equipment that is in high demand during the current pandemic. However, it should not be used for...

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories agrees collaboration with Moltex Energy
Monday, April 27, 2020 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has entered into a collaboration agreement with molten salt reactor developer Moltex Energy.

TVEL to design new Russian synchrotron centre
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said on 13 April that its Central Design and Technological Institute (TISC) had concluded a government contract...

Scientists identify COVID-19 protein using Australian Synchrotron
Friday, April 10, 2020 by The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) said on 7 April that Monash University researchers had identified the structure of a protein in the COVID-19...

US DOE announces funding for particle accelerator technology
Thursday, January 30, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide $10 million for efforts to advance particle accelerator technology for applications in medical, security, energy,...

NRG begins new research on molten salt
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) said on 18 December that it had started a new experiment at the High Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands that aims to simulate...

France and Japan to co-operate on fast reactor research
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by France’s Framatome and the Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA - Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission) on 3 December signed a cooperation agreement...

China alliance investigates seawater uranium extraction
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has formed an innovation alliance to foster the research and application of extracting uranium from seawater, Xinhua reported on 12 November....

Canadian scientists test technology for production of actinium-225
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Canada’s particle accelerator centre, TRIUMF, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have completed the first joint production run of actinium-225, a rare medical isotope that...

Russia and Serbia to build nuclear research centre
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Russia and Serbia on 19 October have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science, Technology and Innovation in Serbia....

More US support for advanced nuclear technologies
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 17 October signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to share technical expertise and computing...

Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) announced on 9 October that China's first lead-bismuth alloy zero-power reactor - Qixing (Venus) III – had achieved first criticality,...

Terrestrial Energy and NRG to study IMSR graphite behaviour
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by US-based Terrestrial Energy and Netherlands-based NRG have begun an irradiation programme to analyse the behaviour of graphite under the conditions it will experience in a...

South Korea and Saudi Arabia to co-operate on SMART SMR
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by South Korea and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on comprehensive cooperation in nuclear research and development on the sidelines of the IAEA General Conference...

Hot testing of Mohovce 3 revealed the need for further modifications
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Slovak utility Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) said on 12 September that it does not expect technical corrections required by the Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority (UJD) to further delay...

US DOE announces funding for nuclear fission and fusion
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 10 September announced funding selectees for multiple domestic advanced nuclear technology projects totalling roughly $15 million in funding.

Ghana commissions three nuclear facilities
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Ghana has commissioned three new nuclear faciliies – the Low-Enriched Uranium Core Research Reactor Facility, the International Miniature Neutron Source Reactor Training Facility and...

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