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IAEA aims for easier transport of radioactive materials

IAEA aims for easier transport of radioactive materials

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has called for more Member States to appoint a national focal point on denials of shipment of radioactive materials. Speaking during a webinar organised by the independent Transport Facilitation Working Group and hosted last week by World Nuclear Association, he said having more NFPs would result in the smoother transport of radioactive materials around the globe.

Regulation & Safety 26 July 2021


Holtec set to ramp up HI-STAR cask production

Holtec set to ramp up HI-STAR cask production

Holtec is preparing to increase production of its HI-STAR casks, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and new orders in Europe. The first HI-STAR 150 was loaded at the Cofrentes nuclear power plant in Spain and placed into the storage facility on 23 June. This is Holtec's first dual-purpose metal cask loaded in Europe.

Waste & Recycling 13 July 2021


China produces its first used fuel transport cask

China produces its first used fuel transport cask

China has manufactured its first domestically-designed 100-tonne used fuel transportation cask. China National Nuclear Corporation said batch production of the Longzhou-CNSC cask - which can hold 21 used fuel assemblies - will further consolidate its used fuel transportation capabilities.

Waste & Recycling 02 July 2021


Korean collaboration to research marine SMR

Korean collaboration to research marine SMR

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries have announced plans to work together on the development of a molten salt reactor for marine propulsion and floating nuclear power plants. Samsung Heavy Industries is also carrying out R&D into using ammonia and hydrogen to power ships in efforts to find alternative, low-emission propulsion options.

Energy & Environment 11 June 2021


UK's NDA launches new nuclear transport division

UK's NDA launches new nuclear transport division

A new specialist nuclear transport organisation has officially launched today in the UK. Nuclear Transport Solutions, part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, operates Direct Rail Services and Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited, which provide rail and shipping services, respectively. The NDA is also in the process of integrating its radioactive waste management businesses.

Corporate 19 April 2021


Advanced heat sources are key to decarbonisation, says LucidCatalyst

Advanced heat sources are key to decarbonisation, says LucidCatalyst

Given the scale and urgency of the required clean transition combined with the growth of the global energy system, all zero-carbon hydrogen production options must be pursued, energy research and consultancy firm LucidCatalyst stresses in its latest report. The report, Missing Link to a Livable Climate, describes how to decarbonise "a substantial portion" of the global energy system, for which there is currently "no viable alternative", and presents the six actions that are needed.

Energy & Environment 24 February 2021


US DOE gets go-ahead to build and test railcar

US DOE gets go-ahead to build and test railcar

The US Department of Energy has been given approval by the Association of American Railroads to begin building and testing the Fortis specialised railcar for the transportation of used nuclear fuel. Fortis is one of two railcars being developed by DOE and could be operational within the next five years.

Waste & Recycling 12 February 2021


Finnish research reactor fuel sent to USA for further use

Finnish research reactor fuel sent to USA for further use

Partially used irradiated fuel from the Finnish Reactor 1 in Espoo, Finland, has been transported to the USA for use in a TRIGA Mark I research reactor operated by the US Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. Dismantling of the Finnish reactor, which was shut down in 2015, is scheduled to begin at the end of 2022.

Uranium & Fuel 11 February 2021


IAEA assists in securing Congolese disused radioactive sources

IAEA assists in securing Congolese disused radioactive sources

Two disused radioactive sources, previously used in cancer treatment, have been transported to safe and secure storage locations in the Republic of the Congo. The relocation of the sources - which are expected to be exported outside the country next year - was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 18 January 2021


Lessons from transport for reactor design harmonisation

Lessons from transport for reactor design harmonisation

The nuclear plant licensing system should be rationalised to promote the extensive deployment at competitive cost of new reactors, according to a report issued this month by the Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing Working Group of World Nuclear Association.

New Nuclear 24 December 2020