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Argentina's RA-10 research reactor nearing completion
29 February, 2024
Argentina’s RA-10 multi-purpose research reactor at Ezeiza Atomic Centre...
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Rosatom to supply fuel components for Egyptian research reactor
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by The Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant (NCCP or NZKhK – Novosibirskii Zavod KhimConsentratov), part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, has signed a contract with the Egypt Atomic...

First concrete poured for new Iranian research reactor
Thursday, February 08, 2024 by First concrete has been poured for a new multi-purpose 10 MW research reactor at the Isfahan Nuclear Technology Centre (INTC). The head of Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran...

Russia completes R&D on molten salt research reactor project
Friday, February 02, 2024 by Russia’s Mining & chemical Combine (MCC - part of Rosatom) in Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk) has completed all R&D on a project for a molten salt research reactor (IZhSR -...

IAEA reviews Kenya’s research reactor infrastructure
Friday, January 12, 2024 by Kenya has made significant progress in the development of the national nuclear infrastructure for its new research reactor programme, according to an International Atomic Energy...

MHI selected as core company for new Japanese research reactor
Friday, December 01, 2023 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has been selected as a core company for the design, production and installation of a new research reactor in a project led by the Japan Atomic...

IAEA reviews safety at Philippines research reactor
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team of experts said the Philippines is committed to the safe operation of...

Poland’s MARIA research reactor restarts after modernisation
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 by After several months of renovation work Poland’s MARIA research reactor, located at the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ - Narodowym Centrum Badan Jadrowych) in Otwock,...

Rosatom begins installation of research reactor in Bolivia
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 by The formal opening of the multi-purpose irradiation centre (MIC) has taken place at the Centre for Nuclear Research & Technology (CNRT) in Bolivia at El Alto. The CNRT is being built...

Rosatom completes dome for MBIR reactor building
Thursday, October 19, 2023 by Installation of the building dome has been completed for the multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor MBIR (Mnogotselevoi Bistrii Issledovatelskii Reaktor) under construction at...

Penn State receives first TRIGA fuel shipment in 10 years
Friday, October 06, 2023 by TRIGA International recently delivered 30 new fuel elements to Penn State University for its research reactor. The shipment is the first of its kind in more than a decade and restores...

University of Missouri begins expansion of research reactor
Friday, October 06, 2023 by The University of Missouri has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a 47,000-square-foot addition to the MU Research Reactor (MURR) facility. The new $20m, three-story addition to...

IAEA reviews safety at Iranian research reactors
Friday, September 22, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team has concluded an eight-day mission to assess the safety of the...

Full financing approved for Pallas reactor
Thursday, September 21, 2023 by The Netherlands government will fully finance the cost of Pallas research reactor at Petten. Minister of Health, Welfare & Sport Ernst Kuipers has confirmed full financing for...

Bolivia receives key components for its first research reactor
Friday, August 25, 2023 by The vessel of the research reactor for Bolivia’s Centre for Nuclear Research & Technology (CNRT) has been delivered to the construction site. The CNRT is being built with...

Canada renews operating licences for two Slowpoke-2 reactors
Friday, June 30, 2023 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has renewed the non-power reactor operating licence for two Slowpoke-2 research reactors. The licence held by the Royal Military College...

Rosatom begins testing MOX fuel for VVER reactors
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel elements intended for VVER reactors are now being tested using the Mir research reactor at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR -...

Poland’s MARIA research reactor to be upgraded
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 by The Polish government is seeking to upgrade Poland’s only operating reactor, MARIA, located at the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ - Narodowym Centrum Badań Jądrowych)...

Assembly of MBIR reactor building dome begins
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 by Builders have begun installing the dome of the reactor building of Russia’s multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor MBIR at the industrial site of the Research Institute of...

Czech Republic launches new training reactor
Monday, June 12, 2023 by The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences & Physical Engineering (FNSPE) of the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague has launched its second research and training reactor, VR-2. In...

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