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Companies work on securing medical isotope supplies

Companies work on securing medical isotope supplies

Three recent announcements will help secure future supplies of vital medical radioisotopes. Westinghouse Electric Company and Nordion (Canada) Inc are to work together on technology to produce cobalt-60 in pressurised water reactors; Framatome and Kinectrics have launched a new joint venture to produce lutetium-177 in partnership with Bruce Power; and BWXT Technologies' proprietary technetium-99m generators have passed a testing milestone.

Regulation & Safety 28 February 2020


ATF assemblies complete first fuel cycle at Hatch

ATF assemblies complete first fuel cycle at Hatch

Lead test assemblies of accident-tolerant fuel installed in unit 1 of Southern Nuclear's Edwin I Hatch nuclear power plant in early 2018 have completed a 24-month fuel cycle. A sample of the lead test rods will now undergo testing.

Uranium & Fuel 26 February 2020


US DOE funds compact particle accelerator development

US DOE funds compact particle accelerator development

The US Department of Energy has announced a plan to provide USD10 million over three years to advance particle accelerator technology for medical, security, energy, and industrial applications, with a focus on the development of novel "compact" accelerator technologies for cancer treatment and other uses.

Corporate 28 January 2020


Rolls-Royce sees SMRs on UK grid by 2029

Rolls-Royce sees SMRs on UK grid by 2029

Paul Stein, chief technology officer for Rolls-Royce, told the BBC today the British engineering firm has a target of 2029 for commissioning small modular reactors in the UK. The ambition is part of the country's aim to achieve net zero by 2050, initially using former nuclear power sites in Cumbria and Wales.

New Nuclear 24 January 2020


Russia completes testing of latest fast reactor fuel

Russia completes testing of latest fast reactor fuel

Siberian Chemical Combine has completed acceptance tests of its ETVS-22, ETVS-23 and ETVS-24 experimental fuel assemblies with mixed uranium-plutonium (nitride) nuclear fuel for fast neutron reactors. Based in Seversk, SCC is a subsidiary of TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Uranium & Fuel 22 January 2020


GEH and TerraPower team up for VTR development

GEH and TerraPower team up for VTR development

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and TerraPower are to collaborate on pursuing a public private partnership to design and construct the Versatile Test Reactor for the US Department of Energy. Utility Energy Northwest will support the joint GEH-TerraPower effort, with other parties said to be interested in joining.

New Nuclear 22 January 2020


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


Canadian company secures funding for fusion protoype

Canadian company secures funding for fusion protoype

General Fusion has secured financing to launch a programme to design, construct and operate a prototype fusion demonstration plant, the Canadian company said yesterday.

New Nuclear 17 December 2019


Laser enrichment company purchase agreed

Laser enrichment company purchase agreed

Silex Systems Limited and Cameco Corporation have executed an agreement to jointly purchase GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy's 76% interest in GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment LLC for a total of USD20 million. The purchase will be conditional amongst other things on an existing agreement to purchase depleted uranium tails from the US Department of Energy remaining in place. GLE is the exclusive licensee for SILEX laser uranium enrichment technology.
 

Corporate 17 December 2019


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