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Damaged Paks fuel sent to Russia

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

20 August 2014

The used fuel assemblies that were damaged during a chemical cleaning process at Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant in 2003 have been transported to Russia for processing.

Istochnoye mining to start in 2016

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

19 August 2014

Russian uranium mining company Khiagda aims to start mining the Istochnoye and Vershinnoye uranium deposits from 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Russian regulator to supervise new NIIAR facility

Regulation and Safety

13 August 2014

Rostechnadzor, the Russian regulator, has established an integrated working group to supervise construction of a multi-functional radiochemical research centre at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Tianwan 3 vessel passes pressure tests

New Nuclear

20 August 2014

Tianwan VVER vessel 48The VVER-1000 reactor vessel for the third unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has successfully completed hydraulic tests at the manufacturing plant in Russia.

Rock group sees fast reactor

New Nuclear

15 August 2014

Russian rock group Chaif 48Veteran Russian rock band Chaif yesterday toured Beloyarsk 4 - a 789 MWe fast-neutron reactor of the BN-800 design, which Rosenergoatom brought to first criticality in June.

Russian regulator grants site licence for MBIR

Regulation and Safety

06 August 2014

Rostechnadzor, the Russian regulator, has granted the NIIAR research institute a license to site a multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) in Dimitrovgrad. The license is valid until 25 June 2019, the same year the reactor is to be commissioned.