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New nuclear medicine facility for Belgium’s University Hospital Leuven
09 September, 2022
Belgium’s Tractebel (part of French energy company Engie), along with...
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Poland and Romania to co-operate on deployment of NuScale SMR
Thursday, September 08, 2022 by Polish copper and silver producer KGHM Polska Miedz and Romanian nuclear power plant operator Nuclearelectrica have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during an Economic Forum...

Aktis Oncology announces actinium-225 supply agreements
Friday, August 26, 2022 by US-based Aktis Oncology, a biotechnology company discovering and developing novel classes of targeted alpha radiopharmaceuticals to treat a broad range of solid tumours, has...

American Bureau of Shipping to look at nuclear propulsion
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to research barriers to the adoption of advanced nuclear propulsion on...

Trial operation begins at Bolivia’s nuclear research and technology centre
Friday, August 12, 2022 by Rosatom has launched a trial operation of the first industrial facilities at the Centre for Nuclear Research and Technology (CNRT) under construction in El Alto, Bolivia, the...

China approves launch of liquid-salt thorium reactor
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by The Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), a division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has received permission from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to...

Dow to support deployment of X-energy SMRs
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by US-based materials science company Dow, and nuclear energy innovation company X-energy have announced that they have signed a letter of intent which will help Dow advance its...

Iran to construct research reactor in Isfahan
Monday, August 01, 2022 by Construction of a new research reactor in the central Iranian city of Isfahan will begin in the coming weeks.

Petten starts research into fuel cladding for EDF
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Work has begun at NRG’s High Flux Reactor in Petten, the Netherlands, to investigate material for fuel cladding tubes, according to NRG. In order to match the supply of electricity...

Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates digital twin of a simulated microreactor
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently performed their first digital twin test of a simulated microreactor, according to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office...

Jamaica’s first Public Nuclear Medicine Centre opens with IAEA support
Friday, July 08, 2022 by Jamaica’s first public nuclear medicine centre has opened with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) support in the University Hospital of the West Indies in the capital Kingston,...

Canada’s Bruce Power produces lutetium-177
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by An international collaboration between Canada’s Bruce Power, Isogen (a Kinectrics and Framatome company), and ITM Isotope Technologies Munich SE (ITM), has announced the first...

Tractebel to lead European space research on radioisotope power systems
Friday, June 24, 2022 by Following a recent contract awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA), Belgium’s Tractebel has been selected to head the consortium of PULSAR, a research and innovation project funded...

US DOE GAIN vouchers awarded to Orano and TerraPower
Friday, June 24, 2022 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has said that the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative had awarded vouchers to Orano...

IAEA completes regulatory review in India
Friday, June 24, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team has concluded a 12-day mission to India to review progress in India’s implementation...

Maryland coal plant may be repurposed for Xe-100 SMR
Thursday, June 16, 2022 by US-based X-energy and the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) have teamed up to explore opportunities to create jobs and develop clean, zero-carbon energy within the state of...

Decommissioning research centre to be set up in Russia
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 by Russian fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) and the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) recently signed a cooperation agreement aimed at the joint development...

KBR and Terrestrial Energy collaborate on green hydrogen and ammonia production
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by Canada-based Terrestrial Energy has announced on it has signed an agreement with KBR to investigate the application of zero-emission thermal energy for hydrogen and ammonia...

NNL makes breakthrough in production of Lead-212
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by The UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) said on 30 May that it had made a breakthrough for producing the medical radioisotope Lead-212, a key cancer treatment, which is difficult...

KAERI signs nuclear co-operation MOU with Bangladesh
Friday, May 27, 2022 by The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute announced on 25 May that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) for...

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