Radiation rss

Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

Waste and Recycling

10 July 2018

Kozloduy_view_(EBRD)-48A plasma melting facility at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has started operations, heralding a breakthrough in nuclear waste disposal to boost the decommissioning process, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced today.

Petten reactor starts supplying Xenon-133

Regulation and Safety

15 May 2018

Xenon-133 - 48The High Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands is now producing the medical radioisotope Xenon-133. The move follows the successful collaboration between nuclear medicine company Curium and the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group to develop and install a production process for the isotope.

Largest IAEA operation to remove disused sources

Regulation and Safety

01 May 2018

Source container shipment from Paraguay - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped remove 27 disused highly radioactive sources - mainly used for medical purposes such as treating cancer and sterilising instruments - from five South American countries. It was the largest such project facilitated by the IAEA in terms of both the number of sources and countries involved.

UK audit office sees progress at Sellafield

Waste and Recycling

20 June 2018

Work to reduce risk and high hazard at Sellafield has "taken an encouraging turn for the better", the UK's National Audit Office concludes in a report published today. Sellafield, in northwest England, is the largest and most hazardous nuclear site on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate, accounting for 75% of the long-term cost estimate.

Robots get smarter to help with decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

04 May 2018

LaserSnake at Dragon - 48A laser-cutting robotic snake has been deployed on the highly-radioactive core of the redundant Dragon reactor at Winfrith in the UK. Meanwhile, machine learning algorithms to increase capabilities in several crucial areas of nuclear robotics - including waste handling, cell decommissioning and site monitoring with mobile robots - are to be created by a team of computer scientists from the University of Lincoln.

Shine picks I&C protection system supplier

New Nuclear

25 April 2018

TRPS and ESFAS cabinet systems - 48Shine Medical Technologies has selected Rock Creek Innovations LLC to lead design and implementation of the instrumentation and control (I&C) protection systems for its medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Construction of the main production facility at the site is due to start soon.