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Partnership to produce medical isotope from legacy waste

Partnership to produce medical isotope from legacy waste

Isotek Systems, TerraPower and the US Department of Energy have signed a public-private partnership agreement to use material recovered from a legacy uranium-233 inventory to increase the supply of the medical radioisotope actinium-225.

Waste & Recycling 25 November 2019


Framatome implements cavitation peening at Millstone

Framatome implements cavitation peening at Millstone

Framatome earlier this year applied its ultra-high pressure cavitation peening process on reactor vessel primary nozzles at Dominion Energy's Millstone nuclear power plant in Waterford, Connecticut. This marked the first underwater application of this maintenance technique on reactor pressure vessel nozzles to primary pipe welds.

Corporate 19 November 2019


US companies to cooperate on waste disposal technology

US companies to cooperate on waste disposal technology

Deep Isolation and NAC International are to cooperate in the design, development and manufacture of Deep Isolation's disposal canister technology.

Waste & Recycling 12 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


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


Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

Laker TRF Ltd says its water detritiation technology could provide "cost-effective and reliable" detritiation for light water applications, such as contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and fusion power reactors, such as ITER.

Corporate 27 September 2019


Japan's Tepco to use UK alloy seals technology

Japan's Tepco to use UK alloy seals technology

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory announced today that Rawwater Engineering Company, whose specialist alloy seals for the oil and gas sector are being adapted to support Sellafield decommissioning challenges, has signed a contract that will take the company into the Japanese nuclear sector.

Corporate 24 September 2019


Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel rod manufacturing

Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel rod manufacturing

Lightbridge Corporation and Enfission, LLC have demonstrated the manufacturing process and fabrication of Lightbridge Fuel surrogate rods in a length that could be usable in NuScale Power's small modular reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 23 September 2019


US DOE awards funds to support innovation

US DOE awards funds to support innovation

A project to demonstrate the production of hydrogen in integrated energy systems at US nuclear power plants is one of three selected by the US Department of Energy to receive a share of USD15 million in its latest announcement of project selectees. At the same time, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded USD15 million in grants to support the development of the country's future nuclear workforce.

New Nuclear 12 September 2019


USA begins first commercial testing of silicide fuel

USA begins first commercial testing of silicide fuel

Lead test assemblies of Westinghouse EnCore fuel rods containing uranium silicide fuel pellets have been loaded into a commercial nuclear power plant for the first time. The fuels, developed through the US Department of Energy's accident tolerant fuels programme, were loaded into Exelon's Byron unit 2 during a scheduled refuelling outage.

Uranium & Fuel 11 September 2019