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US test reactor resumes operations

Regulation and Safety

16 November 2017

TREAT-restart_(INL)-48A test reactor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory was restarted yesterday after more than 20 years on standby. The Transient Reactor Test Facility, used to test nuclear fuels and materials under extreme conditions, had not operated since being shut down in 1994.

Agreements signed for Nigerian nuclear project

New Nuclear

31 October 2017

Russia-Nigeria_agreements_Oct2017-(Rosatom)-48Nigeria and Russia have signed agreements on the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant and a nuclear research centre, including a multi-purpose research reactor, in the African country.

Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address

Nuclear Policies

21 September 2017

Rosatom director-general Alexey Likhachov has explained the Russian state nuclear corporation's "long-range agenda" at the 61st Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference being held this week in Vienna. During the event, Rosatom signed a number of agreements with its international partners.

IAEA concludes Belgian research reactor safety review

Regulation and Safety

14 November 2017

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of nuclear safety experts has today completed a seven-day mission to review safety at the Belgian Research Reactor 2 (BR2). Requested by Belgium's regulatory body, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, the mission focused on ageing management and continued safe operation.

Radioisotope supplies stable but still vulnerable

Regulation and Safety

26 September 2017

Medical_isotopes_side_event_2017_(Nassif-IAEA)-48Positive actions have resulted in more stable supplies of key medical isotopes in 2017 than predicted three years ago, but vulnerabilities remain, a side event at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 61st General Conference in Vienna heard last week.

Molten salt reactor experiment begins at Petten

New Nuclear

06 September 2017

Petten HFR - 48Irradiation tests on a mixture of lithium and thorium fluoride salts are under way at the High Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands. The results will yield new data on the safe operation of molten salt reactors.