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Ukraine hosts 'zero-failure fuel' working group

Uranium and Fuel

18 August 2017

Ukrainian state nuclear corporation Energoatom has this week hosted the working group created five years ago to achieve a zero-failure rate of nuclear fuel. The group visited the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

Russian institute improves steel for nuclear reactors

Other News

26 July 2017

AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) has announced its development of a type of steel to "significantly improve" the neutron-physical properties of a nuclear power reactor's active zones by reducing neutron loss due to parasitic absorption. VNIINM says the new material will also reduce the costs of radioactive waste handling and disposal.

UK nuclear modular manufacturing R&D centre opens

New Nuclear

04 July 2017

Cammell Laird aerial - 48A new modular manufacturing research and development centre in North West England was officially opened today by the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. It said the new facility - hosted by shipbuilder Cammell Laird - is the first of a new network of regional supply chain hubs.

Japanese marine sampling data reliable, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

02 August 2017

Fukushima marine sediment sampling - 48Analyses by Japanese laboratories of seawater, marine sediment and fish samples taken from near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant produce reliable data, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The agency compared the results obtained from seven Japanese labs with those from three labs outside Japan.

Russia signs MOU for Vietnam nuclear research centre

New Nuclear

04 July 2017

A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the construction of a nuclear science and technology centre in Vietnam. An inter-governmental agreement to build the centre was signed between Russia and Vietnam in 2011.

Nuclear waste study breaks synchrotron record

Waste and Recycling

04 July 2017

S_Day_C_Corkhill_(Diamond)-48An experiment to study transformations in nuclear waste materials at the UK's Diamond Light Source has become the longest running synchrotron light experiment in the world after being in place for 1000 days.