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Contract for decommissioning Canadian Slowpoke

Waste and Recycling

07 April 2016

University of Alberta Slowpoke reactor - 48SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy has been awarded a contract by the University of Alberta to lead the decommissioning of its Safe Low Power Kritical Experiment (Slowpoke) research reactor.

Swiss regulator approves Proteus decommissioning plan

Waste and Recycling

29 February 2016

Proteus research reactor - 48The Swiss nuclear safety regulator has said it is satisfied with the plans set out by the Paul Scherrer Institute for decommissioning the Proteus research reactor. The reactor was primarily used for neutron physics experiments with different nuclear fuels.

German fusion reactor achieves first plasma

New Nuclear

16 December 2015

Wendelstein 7-X - 48After more than a year of technical preparations and tests, the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator has produced its first helium plasma.

US and UK swap high-enriched uranium to support cancer treatment

Uranium and Fuel

31 March 2016

Some 700 kg of British high-enriched uranium (HEU) will be transported to America in return for a form of the fuel that can be used in research reactors that create isotopes for life-saving diagnosis and treatment.

Lightbridge charts progress towards irradiation testing

Corporate

14 January 2016

UPDATED Lightbridge Corporation has received final regulatory approval for irradiation testing of its metallic fuel at Norway's Halden research reactor. The company has also entered an agreement with US fabricator BWXT Nuclear Energy to evaluate the possible fabrication of fuel samples at BWXT's US facilities.

Australian training for Jordan research reactor team

New Nuclear

08 December 2015

JAEC_trainees _at_Ansto_(Ansto)_48Engineers from the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission have received training from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization ahead of the start-up of Jordan's first research reactor.