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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.

High-enriched uranium returned from Ghana

Regulation and Safety

30 August 2017

Ghanaian HEU loaded on a trailer during transport to China, 29 august 2017 (IAEA - Sandor Miklos Tozser) 64x48High-enriched uranium has been flown from Ghana back to China in the removal of all such material from the country. The Ghanaian research reactor has been converted to use low-enriched fuel instead.

New isotope facility to ease pressure on supplies

Regulation and Safety

04 August 2017

Shine Building One groundbreaking - 48Radioisotope producers around the world are working to meet the capacity lost with the end of production by Canada's National Research Universal reactor in 2016. Construction of a new production facility in the USA will help to meet the growing global demand for medical radioisotopes.

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.

Ghanaian reactor at full power after fuel conversion

Regulation and Safety

11 August 2017

Ghana research reactor restart - 48Ghana's research reactor has achieved full power operation following its conversion to run on low-enriched uranium instead of highly-enriched uranium. It is the first of five such Chinese-supplied reactors outside of China to be converted.

Kazakhstan Tokamak approaches new phase

New Nuclear

25 July 2017

Kazakh KTM fusion reactor - 48The Kazakhstan Tokamak for Material testing, or KTM, will undergo "real-mode" testing from November, according to the draft of an updated research program approved last week by the Commission of CIS Member States on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced the approval yesterday.