Radiation rss

Russia and Brazil plan irradiation centre

New Nuclear

02 December 2016

United Innovation Corporation, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazilian consultancy CK3 for the development, construction and operation of an irradiation centre in Brazil. The document was signed by the director-generals of the two companies, respectively, Denis Cherednichenko and Renato Cherkezian.

Chernobyl arch moved into place in historic engineering feat

Waste and Recycling

14 November 2016

Chernobyl NSC - November 2016 - 48The process of sliding the arched structure into place to shield the damaged unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant started today, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said. London-based EBRD described the milestone at the plant in Ukraine as "one of the most ambitious projects in the history of engineering".

Kawamata evacuation order to be lifted

Regulation and Safety

02 November 2016

The evacuation order for the town of Kawamata in Fukushima prefecture will be lifted next March, allowing residents to permanently return to their homes there, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has announced.

Engineers enclose radioactive remains of Chernobyl 4

Waste and Recycling

29 November 2016

Chernobyl NSC in place - 48The process of sliding the arched structure into place to shield the damaged unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been completed, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced. London-based EBRD said a ceremony in Chernobyl today marked the successful conclusion of the sliding operation, which it described as a key milestone before finalisation of the international program to transform Chernobyl into an environmentally safe and secure state by November 2017.

IAEA creates Europe and Central Asia safety network

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2016

The International Atomic Energy Agency has established a new network to help strengthen nuclear and radiation safety in Europe and Central Asia by facilitating dialogue and knowledge exchange between Member States in these regions. The European and Central Asian Safety Network brings together 20 Member States and 22 organisations with a responsibility for nuclear safety.

Radioactive release from Norwegian research reactor

Regulation and Safety

25 October 2016

Halden reactor hall - 48UPDATED A small amount of radioactive iodine was released into the environment yesterday during an incident involving the handling of test fuel in the reactor hall of the Halden research reactor in Norway.