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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.

Russia-Norway 'early notification' protocol signed

Regulation and Safety

16 September 2015

Russia-Norway September 2015 - 48Russia and Norway yesterday signed a protocol on the practical measures required for their inter-governmental agreement on early notification of nuclear accidents and exchange of information on nuclear facilities. The protocol was signed in Vienna during the International Atomic Energy Agency's General Conference by Rosatom director general Sergey Kirienko and Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority director general Ole Harbitz.

Russia charts progress with new MOX fuel development

Uranium and Fuel

11 September 2015

The director general of Russia's Mining and Chemical Combine said yesterday that the enterprise's mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility will increase its annual production of fuel assemblies from 20 this year to 400 in 2017.

Rosatom plans next phase of nuclear and radiation safety

Nuclear Policies

21 September 2015

Medvedev-Kirienko September 2015 - 48Rosatom will soon present the Russian government with its report for the federal target program (FTP) for nuclear and radiation safety for 2016-2025, director general Sergey Kirienko told Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a meeting on 18 September at Government House. The corporation has completed 108% of the FTP for 2008-2015, and despite a cut in state funding of RUB8.4 billion ($127 million), Kirienko said.

Rosatom and IAEA enhance radiation safety cooperation

Regulation and Safety

15 September 2015

Rosatom-IAEA - September 2015 - 48Rosatom and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) yesterday signed 'practical arrangements' to enhance their cooperation in radiation safety.

Russia expands sulfuric acid production

Uranium and Fuel

08 September 2015

Khiagda sulfuric acid plant opening - 48Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ) has opened a new sulfuric acid plant at the site of its subsidiary JSC Khiagda. The uranium mining arm of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, ARMZ said the plant is one of the biggest, most innovative projects it had undertaken.