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UK research reactor fully decommissioned

UK research reactor fully decommissioned

The Imperial College Reactor Centre in Ascot, England, has become the first reactor site to be fully decommissioned in the UK under modern regulatory controls, the country's Office for Nuclear Regulation has announced.

Waste & Recycling 28 February 2024


Argentina's RA-10 research reactor aiming for 2026 operation

Argentina's RA-10 research reactor aiming for 2026 operation

The RA-10 multipurpose research reactor is now about 80% completed, with its reflector tank set to be installed as construction enters its final phases, Argentina's Foreign Minister Diana Mondino was told during a tour of the facility.

New Nuclear 27 February 2024


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Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says

Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says

Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 20 February 2024


Work begins on new Iranian research reactor

Work begins on new Iranian research reactor

Concrete pouring for a 10 MW research reactor has begun at Isfahan, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran has announced. The organisation has also declared operational a new emergency control room simulator for unit 1 at the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 19 February 2024


TRIGA International begins fabricating MARVEL fuel

TRIGA International begins fabricating MARVEL fuel

The Framatome-General Atomics joint venture has begun fabricating the fuel for the US Department of Energy's  MARVEL microreactor, with delivery of the first shipment of fuel expected in spring 2025.

Uranium & Fuel 08 February 2024


Preliminary design R&D completed for Russian molten salt research reactor

Preliminary design R&D completed for Russian molten salt research reactor

The Mining and Chemical Combine, part of Rosatom, says that research and development work on the molten salt research reactor project has been completed, with a preliminary design developed.

New Nuclear 05 February 2024


Eight truck convoy delivers giant German SANS to Argentina's Neutron Beam Laboratory

Eight truck convoy delivers giant German SANS to Argentina's Neutron Beam Laboratory

The small-angle neutron scattering instrument is 33 metres long when assembled and has been donated by the German Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin institute following the closure of the BER-II reactor in 2019. It will be reassembled and come into operation when Argentina's RA-10 multipurpose research reactor begins operating.

New Nuclear 12 January 2024


IAEA sees 'significant progress' in Kenya's research reactor preparations

IAEA sees 'significant progress' in Kenya's research reactor preparations

Kenya is pursuing the development of the country's first research reactor, a stepping stone towards a future nuclear power programme, and invited an International Atomic Energy Agency mission to review the development of its national nuclear infrastructure.

Nuclear Policies 11 January 2024


Idaho researchers develop reactor digital twin

Idaho researchers develop reactor digital twin

A virtual replica of Idaho State University's AGN-201 research reactor, developed in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory, is claimed to be the world's first nuclear reactor digital twin.

New Nuclear 04 January 2024


Contractor selected for Pallas reactor

Contractor selected for Pallas reactor

Following a tender procedure, Spanish construction firm FCC Construcción has been contracted to build the Pallas research reactor at the Energy & Health Campus in Petten, the Netherlands.

New Nuclear 07 December 2023