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WR-1 decommissioning draft EIS complete, says regulator

WR-1 decommissioning draft EIS complete, says regulator

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' draft environmental impact statement for the proposed in-situ decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor 1 has now passed the regulator's completeness check and entered the final technical review stage.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2023


MBIR gets its reactor vessel

MBIR gets its reactor vessel

The reactor vessel for the MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor under construction in Dmitrovgrad in Russia was set in place on 18 January, Rosatom announced.

New Nuclear 20 January 2023


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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


IAEA launches research reactor HR modelling tool

IAEA launches research reactor HR modelling tool

A new training tool from the International Atomic Energy Agency provides modelling to develop the skilled workforce needed for new research reactor programmes, from planning to operation. The tool was recently piloted in Senegal, which is planning for a research reactor programme.

New Nuclear 09 January 2023


Draft design for molten-salt research reactor plant in Russia

Draft design for molten-salt research reactor plant in Russia

Russia's NA Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering has completed the draft design for a research reactor with a circulating molten salt fuel due to be built at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Mining and Chemical Combine in Krasnoyarsk region.

New Nuclear 06 January 2023


Korea signs nuclear fuel MoU for Poland's MARIA research reactor

Korea signs nuclear fuel MoU for Poland's MARIA research reactor

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute plans to supply nuclear fuel for Poland’s research reactor MARIA using high-density low-enriched uranium silicide plate-shaped nuclear fuel manufacturing technology.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2022


Japan and Poland to begin work on high-temperature reactor design

Japan and Poland to begin work on high-temperature reactor design

A new agreement between the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Polish National Centre for Nuclear Research has added the basic design of a research reactor to their ongoing collaborative R&D on high-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology.

New Nuclear 23 November 2022


NRC to review research reactor licence application

NRC to review research reactor licence application

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted Abilene Christian University's (ACU) application for permission to build a Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR) facility on the university’s campus in Abilene, Texas. The application is the first for a new US research reactor in more than 30 years, and the first ever for an advanced university research reactor.

New Nuclear 22 November 2022


IAEA experts assess damage to Kharkiv nuclear research facility

IAEA experts assess damage to Kharkiv nuclear research facility

The Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology has been heavily damaged by shelling during the Ukraine war but with "no indication of radiological release or diversion of declared nuclear material", International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors concluded.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2022


Federal funding for INL infrastructure upgrades

Federal funding for INL infrastructure upgrades

The US government has announced USD150 million in funding provided by President Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act for infrastructure improvements at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory to enhance nuclear energy research and development.

Nuclear Policies 26 October 2022