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US says it has adequate supplies of Mo-99 made without HEU
31 December, 2021
US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M Granholm and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra jointly certified in December that there is now enough worldwide supply of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) made without using highly enriched uranium (HEU) to meet the needs of patients in the USA.

UK’s  Hunterston B reactor 3 closes after 46 years
02 December, 2021
The UK’s Hunterston B1 (Reactor 3) was permanently closed down on 26 November, marking the end of 46 years of operation for this 490MWe advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR).

Westinghouse signs contract with Ukraine for first AP1000
25 November, 2021
Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on 22 November signed a contract in Kiev outlining details of their agreement to bring Westinghouse AP1000 reactors to the Khmelnitskyi NPP.

US Infrastructure Bill includes $62bn for DOE
18 November, 2021
US President Joe Biden has signed into law the bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Investment Act. The $1,200 billion Billcovers all aspects of the economy including provisions for some investment in advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects and investment in research hubs for next generation technologies such as carbon capture and clean hydrogen.

Keeping a close eye on nuclear waste
11 November, 2021
A new inspection system should increase the speed and effectiveness of visual inspection of waste at Sellafield

OPG awards BWXT contract for components for Darlington refurbishment
08 November, 2021
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and BWX Technologies on 4 November announced a contract for Fuelling Machine (FM) head engineering and component supply as part of refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

Nuclear decommissioning: plans, challenges, and innovations
20 October, 2021
Speakers at a recent event highlighted several difficulties facing nuclear decommissioning projects and discussed some of the R&D and technical innovations that are supporting decontamination, remediation, and radioactive waste management. Caroline Peachey reports

Rusatom Overseas and Gazprom Neft to cooperate on hydrogen energy
17 October, 2021
Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom) and Gazprom Neft on 12 October signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of hydrogen energy and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

University of Bristol team undertakes research at Chernobyl NPP
17 October, 2021
Researchers from the University of Bristol are leading activities with Ukrainian researchers and engineers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) to carry out radiation mapping research

Mapping the UK’s road to advanced nuclear fuels
14 October, 2021
The UK’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme is taking a strategic approach to advanced nuclear fuels and says it has passed a ‘major milestone’ in enabling policymakers and industry to plan for the future

First ANEEL thorium-based advanced nuclear fuel pellets manufactured
06 October, 2021
US-based Clean Core Thorium Energy said the first fuel pellets of its proprietary thorium-based nuclear fuel called Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life (ANEEL) have been manufactured by Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Nuclear Engineering and Science Center in partnership with the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

CNL completes refuelling of SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor
27 September, 2021
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced that it has safely completed a project to refuel the Royal Military College of Canada’s (RMC) SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear reactor.

Nuclear: building industry in Bridgwater
23 September, 2021
Sam Orchard explains how the local supply chain has been supporting construction of the UK’s Hinkley Point C

Cameco and X-energy to co-operate in support of Xe-100 SMRs
21 September, 2021
Cameco has entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with X-energy to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada and the USA.

Germany closes Gorleben salt dome
20 September, 2021
The closure of Germany’s Gorleben mine was announced on 17 September in a joint press release from Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection; the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BASE); and the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung/Finallagerung mbH (BGE - Federal company for final storage).

Speakers revealed for virtual conference on nuclear decommissioning
16 September, 2021
Nuclear Engineering International magazine is pleased to confirm the full speaker line-up for its virtual conference Nuclear Decommissioning: Plans and Innovations which takes place next week, Tuesday 21 September at 13:00 BST.

WNA Nuclear Fuel Report urges uranium development
09 September, 2021
The World Nuclear Association (WNA) on 8 September launched the 2021 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report, concluding that the positive trend in nuclear generating capacity projections that began in the previous (2019) report continues.

Fortum and Uniper to co-operate in nuclear decommissioning
09 September, 2021
Power company Fortum is entering into close co-operation with its strategic subsidiary Uniper to offer nuclear decommissioning and dismantling services for nuclear companies.

Using robots to clear the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo
02 September, 2021
Cavendish Nuclear and Sellafield have embraced robots in handling legacy intermediate level waste at the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo

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