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IAEA highlights work to convert research reactors

IAEA highlights work to convert research reactors

Almost 3500 kg of highly enriched uranium has been removed from research reactor sites around the world over the past few decades, thanks to efforts supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Seventy-one research reactors have been converted to use low-enriched uranium fuel since 1978. Conversion of such reactors to use LEU reduces the proliferation risk presented by HEU.

Regulation & Safety 24 February 2020


Canada, USA complete used fuel return

Canada, USA complete used fuel return

A campaign to move used highly enriched uranium fuel from Canada to the USA, which began in 2015, has been completed a year ahead of schedule, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited have announced.

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2020


BWXT to support HALEU research reactor fuel programme

BWXT to support HALEU research reactor fuel programme

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded an initial USD3.6 million contract to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group as the manufacturer of a uranium-molybdenum alloy high assay low-enriched uranium fuel to facilitate the conversion of US research reactors that currently use high-enriched uranium.
 

Uranium & Fuel 12 February 2020


Norway taps overseas expertise for waste disposal

Norway taps overseas expertise for waste disposal

The Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning agency has signed cooperation agreements with Finland's AINS Group and France's Orano on building a repository for the disposal of used fuel and waste from the decommissioning of Norway's two shutdown research reactors.

Waste & Recycling 10 February 2020


Heat exchangers in place at Jules Horowitz

Heat exchangers in place at Jules Horowitz

Spanish manufacturer Equipos Nucleares SA has completed the installation of three heat exchangers for the primary circuit of the Jules Horowitz Reactor, under construction at Cadarache in southern France. Once in operation, the reactor will be used for testing of materials and fuels for current and future nuclear reactor designs.

New Nuclear 27 January 2020


OECD/NEA highlights challenges facing isotope supply chain

OECD/NEA highlights challenges facing isotope supply chain

The structure of the medical radioisotope supply chain is impeding the provision of technetium-99m, a new report by an OECD Nuclear Energy Agency high-level group has found. Supplies of the world's most widely used medical radioisotope remain fragile.

Regulation & Safety 20 November 2019


China clear to decommission its first research reactor

China clear to decommission its first research reactor

China has approved the decommissioning plan for its first nuclear reactor - the Heavy Water Research Reactor, which will be undertaken by the China Institute of Atomic Energy. CIAE received government approval of the plan on 4 November.

Waste & Recycling 20 November 2019


Myrhha project developers sign first contract

Myrhha project developers sign first contract

Belgian Tractebel and Spanish Empresarios Agrupados yesterday signed a EUR7.6 million (USD8.4 million) contract for the design of buildings and utilities for the Myrhha accelerator-driven research reactor at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre's site in Mol, Belgium.

New Nuclear 06 November 2019


NRG gets approval for near-term waste management plans

NRG gets approval for near-term waste management plans

The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group's plans for the processing and disposal of radioactive wastes from the Petten research reactor in the Netherlands over the next three years have been approved by the country's nuclear regulator. However, NRG must submit for approval an updated plan by mid-2022.

Waste & Recycling 05 November 2019


Russia, Serbia to build nuclear research centre

Russia, Serbia to build nuclear research centre

Russia and Serbia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science, Technology and Innovation in Serbia.

New Nuclear 21 October 2019