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MoU strengthens Canadian nuclear research

MoU strengthens Canadian nuclear research

The memorandum of understanding between Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre aims to foster closer ties between the two nuclear research organisations and leverage their complementary activities as they explore and pursue collaboration opportunities in nuclear and materials science and technology.

Corporate 26 January 2023


US, Japan work together on fast reactor fuel safety

US, Japan work together on fast reactor fuel safety

A research programme into the safety of fast reactor fuel that has been suspended since the 1990s will resume with tests due to begin at Idaho National Laboratory next month.
 

Uranium & Fuel 17 January 2023


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New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

Researchers have developed a method for assessing degradation of stainless steel components using laser beams that could reduce the time and expense needed for conducting safety checks of ageing nuclear power reactors.

Regulation & Safety 11 January 2023


Chinese tokamak achieves Super I-mode

Chinese tokamak achieves Super I-mode

A new mode of improved plasma confinement has been demonstrated at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak, the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences announced. It said the new high-confinement and self-organising Super I-mode "represents the reliability and advancement of the machine itself but also offers insights into how to better maintain the plasma operating stably and for long duration".

New Nuclear 09 January 2023


Robots to be used in trials for REMIX fuel

Robots to be used in trials for REMIX fuel

Russia's TVEL will begin the first trials of its TVS-5 fuel design in 2023 and manufacture the first assemblies robotically, a conference heard.

Uranium & Fuel 30 December 2022


Development of nuclear fuel 'complete' for RITM-200S floating power project

Development of nuclear fuel 'complete' for RITM-200S floating power project

Rosatom says that the development of nuclear fuel for its Modernised Floating Power Units project - featuring RITM-200S reactors - has been completed.

Uranium & Fuel 20 December 2022


Method developed for Sellafield floc retrieval

Method developed for Sellafield floc retrieval

A technique has been developed to suck up and move a sludgy radioactive substance, known as flocculant, currently stored in legacy effluent tanks at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, UK.

Waste & Recycling 19 December 2022


Bureau Veritas to help ThorCon develop Indonesian plant

Bureau Veritas to help ThorCon develop Indonesian plant

France-based testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas has entered into an agreement with ThorCon for the technology qualification and subsequent development of a 500 MWe floating ThorCon molten salt reactor (TMSR-500) to be deployed in Indonesia.

New Nuclear 14 December 2022


Uranium-plutonium nitride fuel tested for BN-1200 fast reactor

Uranium-plutonium nitride fuel tested for BN-1200 fast reactor

Experimental fuel assemblies for the BN-600 reactor incorporating BN-1200 fuel rods have been manufactured at the Siberian Chemical Combine in Seversk with the intention they will be loaded into the BN-600 fast neutron reactor at Beloyarsk, Russia, in 2023, Rosatom has said.

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2022


US researchers achieve historic fusion ignition

US researchers achieve historic fusion ignition

The first ever controlled fusion experiment to produce more energy from fusion than the laser energy used to drive it was conducted at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on 5 December - a breakthrough that has been decades in the making.

Energy & Environment 13 December 2022