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Three US firms awarded Mo-99 production funds

Three US firms awarded Mo-99 production funds

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded cooperative agreements for the production of molybdenum-99 to three US companies. The announcement came as one of the companies - Shine Medical Technologies - submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to produce medical isotopes at its new production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Regulation & Safety 23 July 2019


US research reactor goes digital in licensing 'first'

US research reactor goes digital in licensing 'first'

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has licensed the first entirely digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control system in the USA, at a university-based research reactor originally built in 1962. The NRC licence also for the first time covers parts certified under standards laid down by a non-US regulatory body.
 

Regulation & Safety 10 July 2019


CNL to refuel Slowpoke reactor

CNL to refuel Slowpoke reactor

The Canadian government of Canada has awarded Canadian Nuclear Laboratories a CAD8.5 million (USD6.5 million) contract to refuel the Royal Military College of Canada's Slowpoke-2 research reactor. The three-year project will enable the reactor to operate for another 30 years.

Regulation & Safety 08 July 2019


DOE announces funding for nuclear energy R&D

DOE announces funding for nuclear energy R&D

The US Department of Energy has announced USD49.3 million in funding for nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure for 58 advanced nuclear technology projects in 25 states.

Nuclear Policies 28 June 2019


Australian isotope facility to begin full-scale operations

Australian isotope facility to begin full-scale operations

The ANSTO Nuclear Medicine facility has received a regulatory licence that will allow it to move to full production of molybdenum-99, the Australian nuclear science and technology organisation announced today.

Regulation & Safety 13 June 2019


Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the implementation of a centre for nuclear science and technology in Vietnam.

Nuclear Policies 23 May 2019


Norwegian research reactor to be decommissioned

Norwegian research reactor to be decommissioned

The board of directors of Norway's Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) yesterday decided to permanently cease operations of the JEEP-II research reactor at Kjeller. Earlier this year, IFE said investigations had shown "extensive and costly improvements" were needed to keep JEEP-II - Norway's last reactor - in operation.

Corporate 26 April 2019


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