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China begins construction of underground lab to research waste disposal
13 April, 2021
China is building a massive underground laboratory to research...
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Russia develops lasers for 3D printers
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by The All-Russian YI Zababakhin Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics (RFNC-VNIITF) and Rusatom - Additive Technologiessaid said on 1 April that they have developed...

Russia launches new irradiation technologies centre
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by Russia's largest regional centre for irradiation technologies is ready for commissioning at production association Mayak in Ozersk, Chelyabinsk Region, Mayak noted on 30 March. A...

Bolivia’s nuclear centre will see first two phases launched this year
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by Russia’s Ambassador to Bolivia, Mikhail Ledenev, and representatives of the Bolivian Ministry of International Affairs accompanied by Alexey Altynov, Vice President of JSC...

Petten reactor switches to low enriched uranium
Monday, March 22, 2021 by The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands said on 18 March that, from now on, the High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten will only produces medical isotopes using...

Moltex receives Canadian funding from molten salt SMR
Monday, March 22, 2021 by Canada-based Moltex Energy said on 18 March that it had received CAD50.5 million ($40.3m) from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) and Atlantic Canada...

US funding for accelerator technology
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 March announced $18 million in new funding to advance particle accelerator technology. The new funding also includes $5 million...

IAEA study looks at severely damaged used fuel 10 years after Fukushima
Monday, March 15, 2021 by IAEA-led international research on the management of severely damaged used nuclear fuel is providing key lessons learned from sites such as Fukushima Daiichi, Chernobyl and Three...

IBA and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes expand collaboration
Monday, March 15, 2021 by Belgium’s (Ion Beam Applications (IBA), a leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer, and US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, which...

ANSTO becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) announced on 9 March that it had become an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Collaborating Centre to...

Russia completes tests of accident tolerant fuel
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 by Rosatom’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) and the AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM), part of TVEL fuel company, have completed new stages in...

Rosatom allocates funds for innovative projects
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Rosatom engineering division said on 1 March in 2021 it will allocate RUB400 million ($5.4m) for innovative projects and R&D. The division unites leading nuclear companies, such as...

ANS study calls for US to double spending on nuclear R&D
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by A Task Force on Public Investment in Nuclear Research and Development, commissioned by the American Nuclear Society (ANS), on 17 February issued an assessment of US nuclear...

More US funding for nuclear research
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) on 11 February announced a $25 million grant to a University of California, Berkeley-led consortium of...

Russia launches PIK research reactor
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by Russia’s PIK neutron reactor was brought to power operation at the BP Konstantinov Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics (PNPI) in Gatchina (part of the Kurchatov Institute) on...

Two key Russian nuclear institutes to merge
Monday, February 15, 2021 by Rosatom has decided to merge two of Russia’s key nuclear institutes – the AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) in Obninsk and Research Institute of...

Russian academic consortium set up to develop new nuclear technologies
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Nine Russian scientific institutes, centres and universities have united into a consortium for the development of new generation nuclear energy technologies.

Further US funding for advanced reactors
Monday, January 04, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 22 December announced $20 million in awards for the third of three programmes under its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Programme (ARDP).

Russia signs contract for design of nuclear space tug
Friday, December 18, 2020 by Russia’s nuclear tug, Nuklon, will be able to deliver 10 tons of cargo to the Moon in 200 days, according to documents from Roskosmos, published on the government procurement website...

Kairos Power selects site for salt-cooled high-temperature test reactor
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by US-based Kairos Power announced that it plans to deploy it Hermes fluoride salt-cooled, high-temperature test reactor (KP-FHR) at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) in Oak...

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