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Russia and Korea extend cooperation in fast research reactor work

New Nuclear

06 November 2015

RIAR-KAERI - November 2015 - 48Russia and Korea have signed a contract to carry out research on experimental fuel rods irradiated in the BOR-60 fast research reactor. Dimitrovgrad, Russia-based RIAR's BOR-60 is the world's only fast research reactor in operation. Commissioned in 1969, BOR-60 is fully contracted till the end of its lifetime in December 2020.

Canadian companies join up for medical isotope development

Regulation and Safety

29 October 2015

Bruce Power and Nordion are to work together to secure the long-term supply of high specific activity cobalt-60 under a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies.

Uzbek research reactor fuel shipped to Russia

Waste and Recycling

28 September 2015

The first shipment of highly enriched uranium (HEU) liquid used nuclear fuel from the IIN-3M research reactor in Tashkent for reprocessing in Russia has been completed.

Bolivia set to build nuclear research centre

New Nuclear

30 October 2015

A nuclear technology research and development centre is to be constructed in the Bolivian city of El Alto with Russian assistance, the country's president Evo Morales announced yesterday.

Export licence granted for Lightbridge fuel


19 October 2015

Halden_research_reactor_(IFE)_48The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted an export licence covering all planned activities related to Lightbridge's advanced metallic nuclear fuel in Norway. The fuel is to undergo irradiation testing at Norway's Halden research reactor.

Swiss research reactor fuel returned to USA

Regulation and Safety

16 September 2015

The return of US-origin highly-enriched uranium (HEU) from the University of Basel to the USA marks the removal of all HEU in the country.