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Damaged Paks fuel sent to Russia

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

20 August 2014

The used fuel assemblies that were damaged during a chemical cleaning process at Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant in 2003 have been transported to Russia for processing.

Canada and Kazakhstan prospects

Nuclear Policies

15 August 2014

Canada Kazakhstan agreement August 2014 48An agreement to cooperate in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy signed by Canada and Kazakhstan in November has come into force.

Harwell test facility prepares for decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

07 August 2014

Harwell B459 PIE facility 48Operations have ended at a post-irradiation examination facility at the UK's Harwell nuclear research site. Decommissioning activities will begin in about three years.

Rock group sees fast reactor

New Nuclear

15 August 2014

Russian rock group Chaif 48Veteran Russian rock band Chaif yesterday toured Beloyarsk 4 - a 789 MWe fast-neutron reactor of the BN-800 design, which Rosenergoatom brought to first criticality in June.

Cosmic rays to pinpoint Fukushima cores

Regulation and Safety

11 August 2014

Fukushima muon detector 48A system using muon detectors should be able to determine the exact locations of the molten cores of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors. It is to be supplied by Decision Sciences International Corporation through a contract awarded by Toshiba.

Areva losses belie order book

Corporate

04 August 2014

Areva has cited deteriorating nuclear market conditions as a reason behind a net loss for the first half of 2014. Nonetheless, the company's €44.9 billion ($60 billion) order backlog is over €3.5 billion higher than it was at the end of 2013.