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Russian institutes develop welding quality control method for ITER
13 August, 2020
Non-destructive testing specialists at Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic...
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Russia to open radiopharmaceutical plant in Obninsk
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by Rusatom Healthcare, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) will build the Russia’s first radiopharmaceutical plant to meet global GMP good manufacturing practice) standards. The...

US company and South Korea to co-operate on MMR
Friday, July 31, 2020 by US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) on 29 July signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering (HEC) and the Korea Atomic Energy Research...

Indonesia signs MOU on molten salt reactor
Friday, July 31, 2020 by US-based nuclear company Thorcon International and Indonesia’s Defence Ministry have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study developing a thorium molten salt reactor...

US Senate adopts Nuclear Energy Leadership legislation
Friday, July 31, 2020 by The US Senate has passed the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) after it was included as an amendment to the FY2021 National Defense Appropriation Act (NDAA). The NELA legislation...

US to develop a reactor for use in space
Friday, July 31, 2020 by Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is seeking information from leaders in...

Russia sends cyclotron to Thailand
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Russia’s DV Efremov Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA) has sent a cyclotron to Thailand manufactured for the Institute for Nuclear Research (NRI) in...

India and EU formalise nuclear co-operation agreement
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by India and the European Union (EU) formalised the long-negotiated civil nuclear agreement on research and development cooperation on the use of nuclear energy at the 15th India-EU...

Rwanda parliament ratifies agreement on Russian-supplied nuclear centre
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by The Rwandan Parliament on 15 June ratified an agreement with Russia on the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology.

US DOE awards $65m for nuclear research
Monday, June 22, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $65 million in nuclear energy research, cross-cutting technology development, facility access, and infrastructure awards for...

New collaboration to boost nuclear industry in North Wales
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by A new partnership between the Nuclear AMRC and M-SParc aims to help support clean energy innovation in North Wales.

NIRAB recommends the development of SMRs and AMRs
Monday, June 15, 2020 by The UK’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) said in its latest Annual Report to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that nuclear...

NRG and Pallas foundation to share personnel
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 by The Netherlands' NRG Foundation and the Foundation Preparation Pallas-reactor have agreed to share the same executive board and supervisory board to assist with the development of...

Preparatory construction for Brest-300 reactor begins in Russia
Friday, May 22, 2020 by Preparatory work has begun at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk of the world's first fast neutron lead-cooled reactor, the Brest OD-300.

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...

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