Related Topic: Research Reactors

JEEP-II research reactor faces uncertain future

JEEP-II research reactor faces uncertain future

Norway's Institute for Energy Technology has delayed the restart of the JEEP-II research reactor at Kjeller after corrosion was discovered on several components during a maintenance outage. The reactor will require "extensive and costly" repairs if it is to be restarted.

Corporate 13 March 2019


Four US companies chosen for Mo-99 production funding

Four US companies chosen for Mo-99 production funding

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has selected four companies to begin negotiations for potential new cooperative agreement awards for the supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without using highly enriched uranium.

Regulation & Safety 21 February 2019


Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

The Canadian nuclear regulator has scheduled a public hearing in early October to consider an application from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to renew its decommissioning licence for the Whiteshell Laboratories site for a further ten years.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2019


IMSR materials to be tested at Petten
 

IMSR materials to be tested at Petten
 

NRG is to carry out testing of materials, including graphite, for key components of Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor power plant in the High-Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands under a contract announced on 5 February.

New Nuclear 07 February 2019


Isotope producers in atmospheric monitoring initiative

Isotope producers in atmospheric monitoring initiative

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's medical isotope production facility has become the second in the world to install a high-resolution monitoring system to track emissions from its production of medical radioisotopes. The scheme is part of an initiative led by the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2019


NRG receives funding for nuclear medicine R&D centre

NRG receives funding for nuclear medicine R&D centre

The Advancing Nuclear Medicine consortium, led by the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, has been awarded a EUR6.8 million (USD7.7 million) subsidy to develop FIELD-LAB. This Dutch initiative is aimed at accelerating the development and introduction of new radiopharmaceuticals.

New Nuclear 18 January 2019


Russia starts installing MBIR control assembly

Russia starts installing MBIR control assembly

The Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technology has completed the first stage of installation of the control assembly of the MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor.

New Nuclear 16 January 2019


Belgium to recycle residues from isotope production

Belgium to recycle residues from isotope production

Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre and the Institut National des Radioéléments are to collaborate on a project to recycle highly radioactive residues resulting from the production of radioisotopes for medical purposes.

Waste & Recycling 03 January 2019


IAEA helps Vietnam plan for new research reactor

IAEA helps Vietnam plan for new research reactor

An International Atomic Energy Agency mission has reviewed Vietnam's infrastructure for a new multi-purpose research reactor, identifying improvements needed for successful and sustainable development of the project.

Regulation & Safety 28 December 2018


South African government replaces Necsa board

South African government replaces Necsa board

The South African government has replaced the entire board of the South Africa Nuclear Energy Corporation following alleged failures in its statutory duties including legislative non-compliance, non-adherence to shareholder instructions, financial mismanagement and delays in returning the country's radioisotope manufacturing facility to full functionality.

Corporate 10 December 2018