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Finnish research reactor decommissioned

Finnish research reactor decommissioned

Dismantling of the Finnish Reactor 1 research reactor at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus in Espoo has been completed, marking the first nuclear reactor to be decommissioned in Finland. The experience gained will serve as a model for decommissioning commercial nuclear reactors in the country.

Waste & Recycling 19 June 2024


Clean-up completed of pioneering ORNL site reactor

Clean-up completed of pioneering ORNL site reactor

The Low Intensity Test Reactor, known as Building 3005, was built in 1949 as a criticality testing facility that used highly enriched fuel with water as a coolant, and operated until 1968 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 May 2024


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NNSA collaborates with Japan, Korea on research reactors

NNSA collaborates with Japan, Korea on research reactors

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has signed bilateral agreements with Japan and South Korea to cooperate in optimising the nuclear non-proliferation features of their respective research reactor models aimed at export markets.

Nuclear Policies 01 May 2024


IAEA finds improved safety at Dutch research reactor

IAEA finds improved safety at Dutch research reactor

The operator of the Hoger Onderwijs research reactor in the Netherlands has enhanced safety since a previous review mission in September 2021, a follow-up International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 23 April 2024


Design work for Argentina's radioisotope production plant under way

Design work for Argentina's radioisotope production plant under way

Argentina's National Atomic Energy Commission and nuclear construction specialists INVAP have held a workshop focused on the design of the facility which will form part of the complex alongside the new RA-10 multipurpose reactor.

New Nuclear 23 April 2024


Production to begin of innovative fuel for German research reactor

Production to begin of innovative fuel for German research reactor

France's Framatome and Germany's Technical University of Munich have agreed to establish the industrialisation process for the manufacture of monolithic molybdenum-uranium fuel for the university's FRM II research reactor. Framatome noted this low-enriched fuel will benefit from the highest uranium fuel density ever realised in Europe for research reactor operations.

Uranium & Fuel 19 April 2024


Further Japanese research reactor free of HEU

Further Japanese research reactor free of HEU

All remaining highly enriched uranium from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency's Japan Materials Testing Reactor Critical Assembly has now been returned to the USA. Japan and the USA have been cooperating for many years to repatriate HEU from Japanese research reactors to the USA.

Regulation & Safety 12 April 2024


South Africa aims to be global supplier of HTR fuel

South Africa aims to be global supplier of HTR fuel

As well as preparing to issue a Request for Proposals for 2500 MW of new nuclear "this calendar year", the Nuclear Energy Summit was told that South Africa is developing its Pebble Bed Modular Reactor technology and "deserves the opportunity to implement the complete nuclear fuel cycle for peaceful uses".

New Nuclear 25 March 2024


KAERI completes irradiation tests for high-density research reactor fuel

KAERI completes irradiation tests for high-density research reactor fuel

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute's successful irradiation tests and positive inspection of high-density uranium silicide fuel signal potential for high-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium conversion of high-performance research reactors, aiming to bolster international nuclear non-proliferation efforts upon commercialisation.

Uranium & Fuel 25 March 2024


Reflector tank lifted for installation in Argentina's RA-10 research reactor

Reflector tank lifted for installation in Argentina's RA-10 research reactor

The RA-10 reflector tank was manufactured by INVAP over 32 months at the Bariloche Atomic Centre. It is made of zirconium alloy and weighs 2540 kilograms, is 2 metres in diameter and 1.4 metres tall.

New Nuclear 08 March 2024