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Russia completes preliminary design for molten salt reactor
04 January, 2023
Russia’s NA Dollezhal Scientific Research & Design Institute of...
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USNC explores possible deployment of its MMR in Finland
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 by Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (UNSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) in Finland to investigate deployment of...

Neutron flux control equipment supplied for Brazil’s IPR-R1 research reactor
Friday, December 16, 2022 by Russia’s Specialised Research Institute of Instrument Engineering (SNIIP, part of Rosatom’s JSC RASU) has sent equipment to Brazil’s IPR-R1 Triga research reactor at the Centre...

Regulatory approval for Belgium’s Myrrha project
Friday, December 16, 2022 by Belgium’s nuclear research centre, SCK CEN, has received formal approval from the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) for construction of the Minerva installation, which is...

Installation of Russia’s MBIR research reactor under way
Friday, December 16, 2022 by Work is under way to install Russia’s multi-purpose research reactor (MBIR) in an auxiliary device - a tilter. Work has been completed to mount the upper support, after which the...

Framatome to supply fuel to NRG’s High Flux Reactor
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by Framatome has signed two contracts with NRG to supply enriched uranium targets and fuel elements for the High Flux Reactor (HFR) in the Netherlands. The HFR research reactor produces...

Besix appointed as contractor for Pallas reactor pit
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Pallas has chosen Besix as the contractor to build the pit and foundation for the Pallas Research Reactor. The Pallas reactor will be built at Petten to replace the existing 45 MWt...

TVEL to supply fuel for Egypt’s research reactor
Thursday, November 24, 2022 by Fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) has signed contract documents with the Egypt Atomic Energy Organisation (EAEA) for the supply of low enriched nuclear fuel components for...

US NRC accepts application for molten salt research reactor
Thursday, November 24, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has docketed Abilene Christian University’s (ACU’s) Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab construction permit application, placing it...

Preparatory work begins for construction of Pallas reactor
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Preparatory works have started to enable realisation of the construction of the Pallas reactor in the Netherlands. The Pallas Research Reactor will be built at Petten to replace...

IAEA reviews Morocco’s nuclear emergency preparedness
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) team has concluded a ten-day mission to review the emergency preparedness and response (EPR)...

Kazakhstan begins start-up programme for IVG.1M research reactor using LEU fuel
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 by Work has begun at Kazakhstan’s Baikal-1 research reactor complex to implement the power start-up stage of the IVG.1M reactor using new low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. This is the...

Iran starts construction of research reactor in Isfahan
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 by Iran has begun construction of a 10 MW pool-type light water reactor nuclear research reactor of its own design in Isfahan.

Netherlands government supports construction of Pallas reactor
Thursday, September 22, 2022 by Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers has announced that money has been allocated for the construction of the Pallas reactor at Petten, in The Netherlands....

TVEL to supply innovative fuel for Uzbek research reactor
Thursday, September 15, 2022 by Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan have signed a contract for the supply of modified nuclear fuel for...

Russia launches new complex to produce irradiate silicon
Friday, September 09, 2022 by A new complex for nuclear doping of silicon has entered commercial operation at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) based on TPU’s IRT-T research reactor. It is the only...

Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research begins operation in Philippines
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by After more than three decades, the Philippines is again operating a nuclear facility, the Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (SATER), according to the...

US Abilene Christian university applies to build molten salt research reactor
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by The Abilene Christian University (ACU) in Texas has said that its Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab has submitted a construction permit application to build a molten...

Fusion company TAE Technologies closes $250 million financing round
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by After achieving temperatures greater than 75 million degrees Celsius and demonstrating real-time control of plasma with its fusion research reactor, Norman, US-based TAE Technologies...

Two IAEA mission review Chile’s research reactor
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced the completion of its first Integrated Research Reactor Utilisation Review (IRRUR) at the 5MW pool-type RECH-1 research...

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