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Bangladesh, South Korea enhance nuclear energy cooperation

Bangladesh, South Korea enhance nuclear energy cooperation

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission for technological cooperation in nuclear research and development.

Nuclear Policies 25 May 2022


Kazakh research reactor restarts after conversion to LEU

Kazakh research reactor restarts after conversion to LEU

The IVG.1M research reactor in Kurchatov, Kazakhstan, has been restarted following the completion of a project to convert it from using highly enriched uranium fuel to low-enriched uranium fuel, the country's National Nuclear Centre announced.

Uranium & Fuel 11 May 2022


Kairos consortium formed to help develop its reactor technology

Kairos consortium formed to help develop its reactor technology

Bruce Power, Constellation, Southern Company and Tennessee Valley Authority have joined Kairos Power Operations, Manufacturing and Development Alliance. The consortium's goal is to advance the development of Kairos Power's advanced fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactor technology.

Corporate 20 April 2022


Construction permit issued for Czech research reactor

Construction permit issued for Czech research reactor

The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague has obtained permission from the State Office for Nuclear Safety to build the VR-2 research reactor. Construction and commissioning of the subcritical reactor is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 28 March 2022


US test reactor prepares for restart

US test reactor prepares for restart

The Advanced Test Reactor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, is preparing to return to service after the completion of an 11-month core overhaul. The reactor - described as the most powerful materials test reactor in the world - is expected to resume normal operations by late Spring.
 

Regulation & Safety 23 March 2022


Nuclear techniques confirm crocodile was dinosaur eater

Nuclear techniques confirm crocodile was dinosaur eater

Studies at Australian nuclear science and technology organisation ANSTO have confirmed that a crocodile that lived some 93 million years ago in what is now Central Queensland ate dinosaurs. Neutron and synchrotron instruments were used to reveal and reconstruct the crocodile's fossilised stomach contents.

Regulation & Safety 15 February 2022


Completion of MBIR reactor brought forward

Completion of MBIR reactor brought forward

Construction of Russia's MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor was 8% ahead of schedule at the end of 2021 and is now expected to be completed in 2027, one year earlier than previously planned.

New Nuclear 09 February 2022


US prototype supports microreactor development

US prototype supports microreactor development

A full-scale electrically heated prototype for the US Department of Energy's Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation reactor has been built at Idaho National Laboratory.

New Nuclear 08 February 2022


South Africa seeks proposals for new research reactor

South Africa seeks proposals for new research reactor

Necsa - the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation - has released a Request for Information for the Multipurpose Reactor to replace the 56-year-old Safari-1 research reactor located at Pelindaba.

New Nuclear 07 February 2022


Russian PIK research reactor upgraded

Russian PIK research reactor upgraded

The PIK research reactor and all its elements have been upgraded, Rosatom has announced. The new "mega science facility" is one of only four high-flux research reactors in the world.

New Nuclear 07 February 2022