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France and Japan to co-operate on fast reactor research
10 December, 2019
France’s Framatome and the Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux...
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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...

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories launches research initiative for SMRs
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced the launch of the Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI), to enable research and development to accelerate the deployment of...

Russia and Bolivia strengthen co-operation
Monday, July 15, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Bolivia’s Ministry of Energy signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the development of industrial and research projects in the...

US funding for molten salt technology
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE's) Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded Moltex Energy USA $2.55 million to develop technologies to reduce Stable Salt...

Russia signs further agreement for CNST in Vietnam
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Russian State Atomic Corporation Rosatom has signed a memorandum with Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the implementation of Centre for Nuclear Science and...

South Korean nuclear research centre planned for Saudi Arabia
Monday, May 20, 2019 by South Korea plans to set up a joint nuclear energy research centre in Saudi Arabia, the South Korean Ministry of Science and Technology said on 14 May.

Wood to lead UK digital research programme
Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Wood has been appointed by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to lead the second phase of a digital reactor design research programme.

Russia upgrades key fast neutron critical stand in Obninsk
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Russia’s AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering in Obninsk has begun commissioning of a upgraded complex of critical stands (BFS) to better conduct research on...

Bolivian nuclear research centre to be completed ahead of schedule
Thursday, April 04, 2019 by The Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency (ABEN) has approved the detailed design documentation for the construction of administrative and residential facilities for a Centre for...

More US funding for advanced reactors
Monday, April 01, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 27 March announced funding of $19 million for four domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.

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