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LFR fuel removed from Petten

Waste and Recycling

06 December 2013

LFR 48The last used fuel from the Low Flux Reactor (LFR) at Petten has been transported to the Netherlands' central radioactive waste storage facility. Decommissioning of the research reactor is underway.

Borssele MOX fuel under production

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

04 November 2013

Areva has begun producing mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for use in the Borssele nuclear power plant in the Netherlands. It will mark the country's first use of such fuel.

Netherlands to sell Urenco stake


24 May 2013

The Dutch government has confirmed its intention to sell its one-third stake in Urenco, clearing the way for the possible full privatization of the world's second-largest uranium enrichment company.

Incidents stretch isotope supply chain

Regulation and Safety

22 November 2013

NRU (AECL/Chalk River)_48Separate incidents at research reactors supplying molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) have once again illustrated the fragile nature of the medical isotope's supply chain. Meanwhile a unique new facility has started production of lead-212.

State aid for Pallas reactor cleared

New Nuclear

18 July 2013

An €80 million ($105 million) state loan for the construction of a replacement for the High Flux Reactor (HFR) in the Netherlands meets EU rules, the European Commission has concluded. The Pallas reactor will take over HFR's role as a major supplier of the world's medical radioisotopes.

Isotope reactor steps up to the plate

Regulation and Safety

02 May 2013

BR2 top view reference (SCK-CEN) 74x48Belgium's BR2 reactor is to run an additional production cycle to guarantee supplies of vital medical isotopes while the Netherlands' HFR reactor remains out of action due to unforeseen problems.