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Petten starts research into fuel cladding for EDF
29 July, 2022
Work has begun at NRG’s High Flux Reactor in Petten, the Netherlands, to investigate material for fuel cladding tubes, according to NRG. In order to match the supply of electricity to fluctuating energy demand in the future, new fuel cladding tubes will have to be designed as temperatures will fluctuate. In December 2020, EDF and NRG started a collaboration and during the past 18 months preparations have been completed for the concept design, final design and fabrication of an irradiation installation.

Dutch regulator receives licence application for PALLAS reactor
12 July, 2022
The Netherlands nuclear regulator, Autoriteit Nucleaire Veiligheid en Stralingsbescherming (ANVS) has said that the PALLAS Reactor Preparation Foundation (PALLAS) has applied for a licence for a new research reactor in Petten (municipality of Schagen, North Holland) for medical isotopes.

IAEA reviews NRG’s management of ageing High Flux Reactor
08 July, 2022
A team of seven international experts, on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), recently visited NRG's High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten, the Netherlands. The aim was to examine the way in which NRG manages the ageing of its installations. NRG celebrated the reactor's 60th anniversary last year.

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

NRG identifies defect that closed the HFR
14 February, 2022
The High Flux Reactor (HFR) project team at Petten in the Netherlands has provided a progress update on the reactor’s extended closure — during inspection activities on 21 January prior to the reactor start, a technical defect had been found in a cooling system.

HFR restart delayed at Petten
27 January, 2022
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.

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