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US looks to develop fast reactor
12 August, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 5 August published a Notice of Intent...
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Northstar completes Mo-99 facility
Friday, July 19, 2019 by US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has completed construction on its 20,000 square foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) processing facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, with equipment...

CNL to refuel Canada’s Slowpoke reactor
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced it has been awarded an $8.5 million contract by the Government of Canada to refuel the Royal Military College of Canada’s (RMC)...

Norway closes its last research reactor
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by The Board of Directors of Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) has decided to permanently close its JEEP II research reactor at Kjeller.

Algerian research reactor restarts after upgrades
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by The Es-Salam research reactor at the Birine Nuclear Research Centre in Algeria on 20 February achieved first criticality and stable operation following an upgrade project carried out...

Small fire reported on site of reactor being built at Russia’s Mayak facility
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by A fire broke out on 14 February at the construction site of a new reactor under construction at Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s PA Mayak complex in Ozersk, local...

IAEA reviews Vietnam's plans for research reactor
Monday, January 07, 2019 by As part of its preparations for a new research reactor, Vietnam hosted an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research...

Fortum and VTT cooperate on research reactor decommissioning
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Fortum on 3 December signed a letter of intent on the decommissioning of the FIR 1 research reactor and the nuclear power plant...

France reconsiders Astrid fast reactor project
Friday, November 30, 2018 by France’s Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) has presented options on a new generation of fast-breeder nuclear reactors to the French government and says talks are underway.

PRISM selected for US Versatile Test Reactor programme
Monday, November 19, 2018 by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and its PRISM technology have been selected by Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) to support the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Versatile Test Reactor...

Saudi Arabia launches research reactor project
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on 6 November launched a project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. During...

Russia’s Brest reactor now scheduled for 2026
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Russia’s Brest-OD-300 demonstration lead-cooled fast-neutron reactor unit under construction at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) near the city of Seversk (near Tomsk) in Russia...

India restarts upgraded Apsara research reactor
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Nine years after Apsara, India’s first and oldest research reactor was shut down, the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) on 10 September launched the Apsara-upgraded (U).

Belgium allocates funds for Myrrha research facility
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Belgium’s Council of Ministers on 7 September announced funding of €558 million ($646 million) for the Myrrha research infrastructure that is being developed at SCK•CEN’s premises in Mol.

Argentina’s RA-10 research reactor nears completion
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The pool has been installed at Argentina’s RA-10 multipurpose research reactor under construction at the Ezeiza Atomic Centre in the province of Buenos Aires, the Energy...

Iran nuclear deal remains in place – for now
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Iran announced on 23 August that the UK would contribute to upgrading its Arak research reactor after the USA withdrew from the nuclear deal. “Experts from Britain will replace their...

Belarus considers new research reactor
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Belarus considering building a new research reactor with assistance from Russian state nuclear corporation, Belta news agency reported on 20 July.

South Africa signs nuclear medicine deal with Russia
Monday, July 30, 2018 by Rusatom Healthcare (part of  Rosatom) on 26 July signed a non-binding agreement with  the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation of (Necsa)  to cooperate on non-power applications...

Australian technetium-99m production still suspended
Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is importing technetium-99m (Tc-99m) generators from the USA to supply Australian hospitals, clinics and...

Halden Reactor to be closed
Monday, July 02, 2018 by Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) announced last week that it would permanently close the Halden reactor and begin its decommissioning.

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