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GNF accident-tolerant fuel loaded into US reactor

GNF accident-tolerant fuel loaded into US reactor

Global Nuclear Fuel accident-tolerant fuel assemblies have been loaded into a US reactor for the first time. Lead test assemblies using the company's ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad accident-tolerant fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon's Clinton boiling water reactor power plant in Illinois.

Uranium & Fuel 15 January 2020


Radiation technique controls tsetse fly numbers in Senegal

Radiation technique controls tsetse fly numbers in Senegal

A nuclear technique has successfully reduced the tsetse fly population in Senegal without harming other insects, an eight-year study has found. The study was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency, together with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an insect birth control method that uses radiation to sterilise male flies.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2020


Brookhaven selected to host new US ion collider

Brookhaven selected to host new US ion collider

The US Department of Energy has selected Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, as the site for a new research facility that it says will be a game-changing resource for the international nuclear physics community. The Electron Ion Collider will be designed and constructed over 10 years and cost about USD1.6-2.6 billion.

Corporate 10 January 2020


US study estimates costs of German nuclear phase-out

US study estimates costs of German nuclear phase-out

Germany's phase-out of nuclear power and increased use instead of fossil fuels could have led to 1100 additional deaths each year from air pollution, according to a study by economists at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of California at Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Energy & Environment 03 January 2020


China drills deep in search for uranium

China drills deep in search for uranium

A ceremony was held on 15 December at the Xiangshan uranium deposit near Fuzhou city in China's Jiangxi province to mark the start of the country's deepest drilling project related to the exploration of uranium resources. China National Nuclear Corporation said a 3000-metre-deep bore hole will be drilled.

Uranium & Fuel 30 December 2019


CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

Kairos Power, Moltex Canada, Terrestrial Energy Inc and UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation have been selected as the first recipients of support under an initiative launched earlier this year to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has announced.

New Nuclear 18 November 2019


UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK Research and Innovation has provided initial match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of nuclear power station in the UK. Rolls-Royce and its partners have said a UK small modular reactor programme could contribute GBP100 billion (USD128 billion) to the UK economy and open up a global export market.

New Nuclear 07 November 2019


UK turns to satellites to support nuclear cleanup work

UK turns to satellites to support nuclear cleanup work

The UK Space Agency and Nuclear Decommissioning Agency have issued a challenge to smaller businesses and university start-ups to research and develop satellite-enabled technologies that could help support the country's nuclear decommissioning efforts.

Waste & Recycling 01 November 2019


Russian accident-tolerant fuel completes first tests

Russian accident-tolerant fuel completes first tests

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has completed the first phase of testing its accident-tolerant fuel in a reactor, at the State Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Uranium & Fuel 31 October 2019


Canadian breakthrough in radioisotope production

Canadian breakthrough in radioisotope production

Two Canadian research organisations have completed the first joint production run of actinium-225 (Ac-225), one of the rarest medical radioisotopes in the world. The high-purity isotope was produced using a high-energy cyclotron at the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre in Vancouver and processed at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' (CNL) Chalk River laboratories in Ontario.

Regulation & Safety 25 October 2019