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ANSTO to resume Tc-99m production soon

ANSTO to resume Tc-99m production soon

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation expects to be able to recommence production of technetium-99m generators this week, following repair to a conveyer belt.

Regulation & Safety 06 August 2018


Rosatom, Necsa to cooperate in nuclear medicine

Rosatom, Necsa to cooperate in nuclear medicine

Rusatom Healthcare and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation have signed an agreement to cooperate on non-power applications of nuclear technology, particularly nuclear medicine.

Corporate 27 July 2018


Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

A plasma melting facility at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has started operations, heralding a breakthrough in nuclear waste disposal to boost the decommissioning process.

Waste & Recycling 10 July 2018


UK audit office sees progress at Sellafield

UK audit office sees progress at Sellafield

Work to reduce risk and high hazard at Sellafield, in northwest England, has "taken an encouraging turn for the better", the UK's National Audit Office concludes in a report published today.

Waste & Recycling 20 June 2018


Petten reactor starts supplying Xenon-133

Petten reactor starts supplying Xenon-133

Xenon-133 - 48The High Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands is now producing the medical radioisotope Xenon-133. The move follows the successful collaboration between nuclear medicine company Curium and the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group to develop and install a production process for the isotope.

Regulation & Safety 15 May 2018


Robots get smarter to help with decommissioning

Robots get smarter to help with decommissioning

LaserSnake at Dragon - 48A laser-cutting robotic snake has been deployed on the highly-radioactive core of the redundant Dragon reactor at Winfrith in the UK. Meanwhile, machine learning algorithms to increase capabilities in several crucial areas of nuclear robotics - including waste handling, cell decommissioning and site monitoring with mobile robots - are to be created by a team of computer scientists from the University of Lincoln.

Waste & Recycling 04 May 2018


Largest IAEA operation to remove disused sources

Largest IAEA operation to remove disused sources

Source container shipment from Paraguay - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped remove 27 disused highly radioactive sources - mainly used for medical purposes such as treating cancer and sterilising instruments - from five South American countries. It was the largest such project facilitated by the IAEA in terms of both the number of sources and countries involved.

Regulation & Safety 01 May 2018


Shine picks I&C protection system supplier

Shine picks I&C protection system supplier

TRPS and ESFAS cabinet systems - 48Shine Medical Technologies has selected Rock Creek Innovations LLC to lead design and implementation of the instrumentation and control (I&C) protection systems for its medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Construction of the main production facility at the site is due to start soon.

New Nuclear 25 April 2018


IAEA tests drone to fight disease-carrying mosquitos

IAEA tests drone to fight disease-carrying mosquitos

The IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.

Energy & Environment 19 April 2018


French soil decontamination tested in Fukushima

French soil decontamination tested in Fukushima

Testing of French soil decontamination process in Fukushima - 48A demonstration test of a process to decontaminate radioactive soil was successfully carried out last November in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission announced on 11 April. The technology was developed by CEA, Orano and Veolia.

Waste & Recycling 13 April 2018