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Rosatom manufactures nuclear fuel assembly for the first land-based SMR
27 October, 2021
Rosatom announced that Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ) part of the TVEL...
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Canada’s ARTMS registers cyclotron production of gallium-68
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by ARTMS, a Canadian producer of medical isotopes has registered the cyclotron production of gallium-68 with the government of Canada, filing a Type 1 Master File with the Health Products...

Another milestone for Russia’s Brest reactor fuel plant
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) has completed the installation of key equipment at the plant for the production of fuel for the BREST-OD-300 reactor, Rosatom’s Fuel Company...

Kazakhstan sets up physical uranium fund
Monday, October 25, 2021 by Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom announced that its Board of Directors had passed a resolution to participate in a physical uranium fund, ANU Energy OEIC Ltd.

Lightbridge fuel completes design plan for testing at INL
Monday, October 25, 2021 by US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation has completed work under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear...

KHNP and CNL sign MOU on used fuel and decommissioning
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation in the field of used nuclear fuel...

Orano opens stable isotope lab
Friday, October 15, 2021 by France’s Orano group said on 11 October that it recently celebrated the construction of the stable isotope laboratory on the Orano Tricastin site (Drôme).

Russia masters production of zirconium sponge
Thursday, October 07, 2021 by Russia’s Chepetsk Mechanical Plant in Glazov (ChMP part of Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL) has mastered the technology for the production of zirconium sponge, TVEL said on 5 October.

First ANEEL thorium-based advanced nuclear fuel pellets manufactured
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 by US-based Clean Core Thorium Energy said the first fuel pellets of its proprietary thorium-based nuclear fuel called Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life (ANEEL) have...

Fuel unloaded from Leningrad 2
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by Unloading of nuclear fuel has begun fromthe RBMK-1000 reactor at unit 2 of the Leningrad NPP, which was shut down in November 2020 after 45 years of operation.

Terrestrial Energy and Orano sign fuel supply agreement
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Canada-based Terrestrial Energy said on 29 September that it had entered into an agreement with Orano, as part of its fuel supply programme for operation of its Generation IV...

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica establishes subsidiary for uranium concentrate processing
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Romanian nuclear utility Societatea Națională Nuclearelectrica (SNN) has informed shareholders and investors that on 24 September it had established SNN subsidiary, Uranium...

Bruce Power receives regulatory approval for Lutetium-177 production
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Bruce Power said on 24 September that it had received approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to take the next step forward for new isotope production becoming...

Russia begins pilot operation of accident tolerant fuel
Monday, September 27, 2021 by Rosatom on 20 September began pilot operation of fuel elements of a new generation of Russian accident tolerant fuel (ATF) at unit 2 of the Rostov NPP.

Orano inaugurates new innovation centre at former uranium mining site
Friday, September 24, 2021 by French Prime Minister Jean Castex has inaugurated Orano’s new Centre for Innovation in Extractive Metallurgy (CIME) at the Bessines-sur-Gartempe site in the New Aquitaine region

REMIX fuel elements complete operational tests at Balakovo
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said that VVER-1000 fuel assemblies (FAs) containing experimental fuel elements with REMIX fuel, had been operated in the reactor at unit 3 of...

Cameco and X-energy to co-operate in support of Xe-100 SMRs
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Cameco has entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with X-energy to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment,...

EBRD supports clean-up of uranium waste in Central Asia
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on 15 September that, with its partners it was supporting nuclear remediation efforts in the Kyrgyz Republic.

IBA and SCK CEN to collaborate in production of Actinium-225
Friday, September 17, 2021 by Belgium’s Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN on 15 September announced a strategic R&D partnership to enable the production of actinium-225...

New generation centrifuges installed at Russia’s Electrochemical Plant
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Russia’s Electrochemical Plant (ECP) in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory (part of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company) has launched the third line of new generation gas...

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