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Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Geraldine Thomas, professor of molecular pathology at Imperial College London, has called for a communication strategy to end the public’s exaggerated perception that nuclear radiation is harmful to human health.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2018


Tumour treatment isotope to be made at Bruce-8

Tumour treatment isotope to be made at Bruce-8

Bruce Power is set to place medical-grade cobalt into unit 8 of its nuclear power plant in Ontario, meaning all four Bruce B units will now produce high specific activity cobalt, which is used to treat brain tumours worldwide.

Regulation & Safety 05 September 2018


Viewpoint: Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy?

Viewpoint: Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy?

Reports by the United Nations on ionizing radiation may prove crucial for a nuclear renaissance, Abel González told delegates at the World Nuclear Association Symposium being held in London this week. González is an academician at the Argentine Academies Buenos Aires of Sciences, of Environmental Sciences and of the Sea.

Perspectives 07 September 2018


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