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Remote reactor monitoring project launched

Regulation and Safety

28 March 2018

Watchman cutaway - 48An international multi-laboratory and university collaboration has been launched to develop detection hardware and algorithms to improve non-proliferation detector capabilities for remote monitoring of nuclear reactors. Its developers say the initial project will be the first demonstration of remote monitoring of individual reactor operations at a significant distance, using scalable water-based technology.

UK government responds to report on Brexit impact

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2018

The UK must be able to operate as an "independent and responsible nuclear state" as soon as it leaves the European Union in March 2019, the government has said in its response to a parliamentary report about the impact of Brexit on the country's nuclear industry.

UK seeks safeguards reporting system provider

Regulation and Safety

27 February 2018

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation is looking for suppliers to deliver a solution to provide a Safeguards Information Management and Reporting System. The is being advertised via the government's Digital Marketplace.

France has robust nuclear security regime, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

27 March 2018

France has demonstrated a strong commitment to nuclear security, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Vienna-based agency carried out a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service follow-up mission at the French government's request.

IAEA confirms Iranian cooperation

Nuclear Policies

06 March 2018

Amano_Board_address_Mar18_(Calma-IAEA)-48Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed to his board of governors yesterday. Amano said the plan represents a "significant gain" for nuclear verification.

Future US enrichment needs require clarification: GAO

Uranium and Fuel

19 February 2018

ACR-100s_Piketon-(Centrus)_48The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has extended its supply of low-enriched uranium for national security needs for at least the next two decades but should clarify its longer term enrichment needs, the US Government Accountability Office has found.