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Report warns of medical isotopes shortage in USA

Regulation and Safety

14 September 2016

The current supply of molybdenum-99 and technetium-99m is sufficient to meet domestic and global demand, but changes to the supply chain before year-end could lead to severe shortages and impact the delivery of medical care, according to a new report by the USA's National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Coolant removed from Dounreay Fast Reactor

Waste and Recycling

05 August 2016

DFR - NaK disposal plant glove box - 48A ten-year process to remove 68 tonnes of highly-radioactive liquid metal coolant from the primary circuit of the UK's Dounreay Fast Reactor has now been completed, marking a major milestone in its decommissioning.

Areva signs nuclear fuel cycle contracts

Corporate

01 July 2016

Areva has announced a number of contracts in the nuclear fuel cycle. The contracts relate to used fuel management at a Belgian research reactor, a Romanian waste repository and the supply of used fuel storage canisters in the USA.

IAEA chief witnesses progress of Australian medicine plant

Regulation and Safety

08 August 2016

Amano and Paterson August 2016 (Ansto) 72x48Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, today visited a new nuclear medicine manufacturing plant in Australia that will soon produce international-scale supplies of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). Antso - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization – briefed Amano on the status of construction of the plant at its Lucas Heights site near Sydney.

Russia and Bolivia strengthen nuclear training and public acceptance

New Nuclear

11 July 2016

Rosatom and the ministry of hydrocarbons and energy of Bolivia have signed a memorandum on personnel training and education in nuclear power, and a separate memorandum to cooperate on public acceptance projects. Announcing the agreements today, the Russian state nuclear corporation said the framework for cooperation had thus been set in two key areas of Bolivia's nuclear power program.

Federal funding for advanced nuclear technology R&D

Nuclear Policies

15 June 2016

Over $82 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure awards were announced yesterday by the US Department of Energy.