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US DOE invites public comment on draft EIS for VTR
01 January, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 21 December invited the public to...
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DOE said to prefer INL for Versatile Test Reactor
Monday, November 23, 2020 by The US government has said Idaho is its preferred choice rather than Tennessee for construction of its Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), The Associated Press (AP) reported on 19 November.

Construction resumes at Bolivian nuclear research centre
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 by Work has resumed at Centre for Nuclear Research and Technology (CNIT) under construction in Bolivia, following the landslide election of a new government in October, which will see...

Russia approves modernisation of PIK reactor
Friday, October 02, 2020 by Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza experts have approved the project for the modernisation of the PIK reactor at BP Konstantinov St Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI) in Gatchina, part...

Iraq sets up committee tasked with building a research reactor
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered the formation of a committee tasked to build a nuclear research reactor, the Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority...

Bechtel selected for contract talks on US test reactor
Friday, August 28, 2020 by US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said on 24 August that Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) had initiated contract negotiations with a team led by...

Russia’s MBIR research reactor passes expert scrutiny
Friday, August 28, 2020 by Russia’s Federal Autonomous Institution Glavgosexpertiza (Main Department of State Expertise) on 25 August approved the design documentation and the results of the engineering surveys...

IAEA team sees safety improvements at Czech research reactor
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team has concluded an eight-day mission today to assess the safety of the...

A milestone for Myrrha
Friday, July 24, 2020 by The Myrrha project at Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN) has achieved an important milestone after researchers succeeded in accelerating a proton beam through the...

Tender announced to provide fuel for Russia’s PIK reactor
Thursday, July 09, 2020 by Russia’s BP Konstantinova Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics has announced a tender for the development of a core design for the PIK research reactor in Gatchina,...

Rosatom seeks foreign partners for MBIR reactor
Monday, June 22, 2020 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is hoping for foreign partners to participate in the project of the world's most powerful multipurpose fast neutron research nuclear...

IAEA concerned about possible radioisotope shortage
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The production of radioisotopes used in medicine has continued during the Covid-19 pandemic. But hospitals could face shortages due to bottlenecks in transport and distribution,...

Green light for Pallas reactor
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Netherlands Council of State has given the green light for the amended zoning plan of the municipality of Schagen, opening the way for construction of the Pallas reactor.

Spain’s Ensa installs heat exchangers for Jules Horowitz Reactor
Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Spain’s Equipos Nucleares (Ensa) on 22 January completed the installation of three heat exchangers for the Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR), under construction at Atomic &...

State funding for Russia’s MBIR reactor
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by Russian State Development Corporation VEB.RF and Gazprombank will finance construction of the MBIR multipurpose fast neutron research reactor being built in at the Russian Institute...

First contract for Myrrha project
Thursday, November 07, 2019 by Spain’s Empresarios Agrupados and Belgium’s Tractebel on 5 November signed a €7.6 million ($8.4 million) contract to design buildings and utilities for the Myrhha...

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,...

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