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Netherlands government supports construction of Pallas reactor
22 September, 2022
Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers has announced...
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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...

Dutch regulator receives licence application for PALLAS reactor
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by The Netherlands nuclear regulator, Autoriteit Nucleaire Veiligheid en Stralingsbescherming (ANVS) has said that the PALLAS Reactor Preparation Foundation (PALLAS) has applied for...

Accident tolerant fuel tests begin in Russia
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 by Experimental accident tolerant fuel (ATF) elements are being tested in the MIR research reactor at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad, Russian fuel...

Kazakhstan restarts research reactor with LEU fuel
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by Kazakhstan has relaunched its IVG.1M research reactor at the Energy Ministry’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC) after it was adapted to use low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. Like many...

Contract signed for fuel supply to Egypt’s research reactor
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by The Egyptian Atomic Energy Organisation (EAEA) and the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP – part of Rosatom’s TVEL fuel company) have signed contract documents for the...

ONR delicenses Imperial College London Consort Reactor site
Monday, April 04, 2022 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has formally revoked the nuclear site licence of the Imperial College London Consort Reactor site after nearly 60 years.

Czech Technical University to construct new research reactor
Thursday, March 31, 2022 by The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE) of the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague has received a permit from the State Office for Nuclear Safety...

INL completes core overhaul for Advanced Test Reactor
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by US Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has recently completed the sixth major core overhaul of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), which began operation in 1967.

Netherland's HFR restarts
Monday, March 21, 2022 by The High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten in the Netherlands – a major source of medical isotopes – was restarted on 17 March, NRG announced.

Construction of Russia’s MBIR reactor exceeds targets
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 by The reactor vessel for Rosatom’s Multipurpose Fast Breeder Research Reactor (MBIR) research facility – which will be the world's largest fast neutron research reactor – will be...

HFR restart delayed at Petten
Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Restart of the high flux reactor (HFR) operated by NRG at Petten in the Netherlands has been delayed pending further investigation, NRG said on 25 January.

Radiopharmaceutical production equipment tested in Bolivia
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 by The world’s highest altitude Centre for Nuclear Technology Research and Development (CNTRD) under construction by Rosatom in El Alto, Bolivia, has completed testing of...

Rosatom upgrades world's largest critical facility BFS-2
Thursday, December 30, 2021 by Rosatom has upgraded the world's largest critical nuclear test facility, the BFS-2 at the AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics & Power Engineering (IPPE).

Ansaldo Nucleare signs contract for lead-cooled reactor
Thursday, November 25, 2021 by As part of the research into lead-cooled reactors, the consortium that unites Ansaldo Nucleare and Reinvent Energy (Romania) has been awarded a contract worth around €20 million...

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