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Dutch NGO calls for government support for new build

Dutch NGO calls for government support for new build

A white paper containing 13 recommendations for the Dutch government to help realise the construction of new nuclear power plants in the Netherlands has been issued by the e-Lise Foundation. Founded at the end of 2020, the Foundation aims to promote the use of nuclear energy in the Netherlands and abroad. It is currently participating in the government's market consultation on the use of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 16 April 2021


Dutch research reactor ends use of HEU targets

Dutch research reactor ends use of HEU targets

The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group has ended its use of high-enriched uranium targets in the production of radioisotopes at the High Flux Reactor in Petten, the Netherlands. The reactor itself was converted from HEU fuel, which can pose a proliferation risk, to low-enriched uranium fuel in 2006.

Regulation & Safety 18 March 2021


New Belgian and Dutch waste storage facilities planned

New Belgian and Dutch waste storage facilities planned

Construction of a new facility for the storage of low-level radioactive waste has begun at the Dessel site in Belgium. Meanwhile, a new storage facility for low and intermediate-level waste is planned at the Netherlands' centralised radioactive waste processing and storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 05 March 2021


Study calls for European nuclear renaissance

Study calls for European nuclear renaissance

The European Union should embark on a "nuclear renaissance" programme if it is to achieve its climate objectives, a new study on the bloc's climate policy has concluded. Commissioned by ECR Group and Renew Europe, the report says it is practically impossible to generate sufficient energy with wind and solar energy as there is not enough available land to meet electricity demand.

Energy & Environment 05 February 2021


Nuclear needed in future Dutch energy mix, says EPZ

Nuclear needed in future Dutch energy mix, says EPZ

EPZ, operator of the Borssele nuclear power plant, has called for an extension to its operation beyond 2033 and/or the construction of two new large reactors at the site in order to help the Netherlands meet its energy and climate goals. The company's director, Carlo Wolters, presented EPZ's vision yesterday at a parliamentary debate on the role of nuclear power in the Dutch energy system.

Nuclear Policies 03 December 2020


Irradiation testing of IMSR moderator graphite begins

Irradiation testing of IMSR moderator graphite begins

Terrestrial Energy and Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group have started a graphite irradiation testing programme at the High Flux Reactor in the Netherlands. This work is part of broader programme underway for confirmatory testing of components and systems in the Integral Molten Salt Reactor.

New Nuclear 13 November 2020


Dutch minister presents report on new nuclear

Dutch minister presents report on new nuclear

The Netherlands is considering the expansion of nuclear power in its energy mix, according to a letter Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Eric Wiebes submitted to the Dutch parliament last week, together with a report by consultants Enco. The cabinet will now prepare a motion requesting that the country holds a market consultation to assess commercial interest in nuclear new build.

Nuclear Policies 28 September 2020


New NRG tests could lead to novel nuclear fuels

New NRG tests could lead to novel nuclear fuels

New irradiation experiments on the behaviour of nuclear fuel have recently started in the High Flux Reactor at Petten, in the Netherlands. The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group says that, by using a new measurement technique, data collected during the experiments could be used to develop new fuels and to optimise the efficiency of existing ones.

Uranium & Fuel 24 July 2020


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


International collaboration secures radioisotope supplies

International collaboration secures radioisotope supplies

Research reactors in Canada and the Netherlands will work together to create a dual supply of the medical isotope iodine-125, McMaster University and NRG have announced. The collaboration is a response to a worldwide shortage of the product in 2017.
 

Regulation & Safety 15 October 2019