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First contract for Myrrha project
07 November, 2019
Spain’s Empresarios Agrupados and Belgium’s Tractebel on 5 November signed...
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Modernisation underway at Russia’s SM research reactor
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad (Ulyanovsk Region) has completed the unloading of core of its SM reactor as part of a modernisation process and...

Italy’s Sogin to decommission the Ispra-1 research reactor
Friday, October 04, 2019 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), which is responsible nuclear decommissioning, and the Ispra Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed the deed for the...

New record for US neutron generator
Friday, October 04, 2019 by US nuclear technology companies Phoenix (focused on near-term fusion applications) and SHINE Medical Technologies (focused on medical isotope production) have achieved a new world...

Saskatchewan Slowpoke reactor ready for decommissioning
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 by Canada’s Saskatchewan Research Council has announced that its Safe Low Power Kritical Experiment (Slowpoke) research reactor has been defuelled in preparation for its decommissioning,...

France cancels ASTRID fast reactor project
Monday, September 02, 2019 by France’s Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA - Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission) is abandoning plans to build its prototype fast-breeder for...

Korea’s APR-1400 certified by US NRC
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) on 26 August received a design certificate for its APR-1400 reactor from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The certification is valid...

IAEA team assesses Nigerian research reactor safety
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team said the operator of the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1) has...

US looks to develop fast reactor
Monday, August 12, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 5 August published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register announcing that the it will develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study...

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...

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