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South Africa launches radwaste agency

Waste and Recycling

04 April 2014

LLW disposal at Vaalputs 48The National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute has been formally launched by South Africa's energy minister. It will be responsible for the management and disposal of the country's radioactive waste.

Incidents stretch isotope supply chain

Regulation and Safety

22 November 2013

NRU (AECL/Chalk River)_48Separate incidents at research reactors supplying molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) have once again illustrated the fragile nature of the medical isotope's supply chain. Meanwhile a unique new facility has started production of lead-212.

Russian assistance on three continents

Nuclear Policies

23 August 2013

Russia is funding a new technology centre in Vietnam and cooperating with an Argentine university, helping develop the skills needed for nuclear programs in those countries. Meanwhile, Rosatom claims more than 15,000 jobs could be created if South Africa proceeds with its nuclear energy expansion plans.

Fuel cycle roundup #22

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

20 March 2014

• Karoo expands resources
• Denison to acquire partner
• Black Range out of Utah mill deal
• Rio Tinto out of Vulcan

Two simulators for South Africa


17 September 2013

New Koeberg simulator (Lagerwald/L-3 MAPPS)_48South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power plant can now boast two state-of-the-art operator training simulators with the commissioning of a second facility. Major refurbishment work has also been completed on Koeberg's first simulator.

Contract to complete MWS uranium plant

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

22 August 2013

MWS 48A contract for the completion and commissioning of the uranium plant at the Mine Waste Solutions (MWS) tailings recovery project in South Africa has been awarded to MDM Engineering.