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Kazakhstan restarts research reactor with LEU fuel
11 May, 2022
Kazakhstan has relaunched its IVG.1M research reactor at the...
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Contract signed for fuel supply to Egypt’s research reactor
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by The Egyptian Atomic Energy Organisation (EAEA) and the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP – part of Rosatom’s TVEL fuel company) have signed contract documents for the...

ONR delicenses Imperial College London Consort Reactor site
Monday, April 04, 2022 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has formally revoked the nuclear site licence of the Imperial College London Consort Reactor site after nearly 60 years.

Czech Technical University to construct new research reactor
Thursday, March 31, 2022 by The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE) of the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague has received a permit from the State Office for Nuclear Safety...

INL completes core overhaul for Advanced Test Reactor
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by US Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has recently completed the sixth major core overhaul of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), which began operation in 1967.

Netherland's HFR restarts
Monday, March 21, 2022 by The High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten in the Netherlands – a major source of medical isotopes – was restarted on 17 March, NRG announced.

Construction of Russia’s MBIR reactor exceeds targets
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 by The reactor vessel for Rosatom’s Multipurpose Fast Breeder Research Reactor (MBIR) research facility – which will be the world's largest fast neutron research reactor – will be...

HFR restart delayed at Petten
Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Restart of the high flux reactor (HFR) operated by NRG at Petten in the Netherlands has been delayed pending further investigation, NRG said on 25 January.

Radiopharmaceutical production equipment tested in Bolivia
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 by The world’s highest altitude Centre for Nuclear Technology Research and Development (CNTRD) under construction by Rosatom in El Alto, Bolivia, has completed testing of...

Rosatom upgrades world's largest critical facility BFS-2
Thursday, December 30, 2021 by Rosatom has upgraded the world's largest critical nuclear test facility, the BFS-2 at the AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics & Power Engineering (IPPE).

Ansaldo Nucleare signs contract for lead-cooled reactor
Thursday, November 25, 2021 by As part of the research into lead-cooled reactors, the consortium that unites Ansaldo Nucleare and Reinvent Energy (Romania) has been awarded a contract worth around €20 million...

Rosatom prepares advanced international research programme for MBIR
Friday, November 19, 2021 by After commissioning the MBIR multipurpose research reactor facility, Rosatom expects to provide the nuclear industry with a competitive research infrastructure for at least the next...

US NRC receives update on cause of radiation alert at Maryland research reactor
Monday, October 11, 2021 by The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said that it had submitted two reports and supplemental information on the February alert at the...

Rosatom presents latest projects at European conference on research reactors
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by Rosatom presented its latest projects in the field of nuclear technology at the European Conference on Research Reactors (RRFM), which was held from 24 to 30 September.

South Africa to construct new research reactor
Monday, October 04, 2021 by The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) issued a statement on 26 September welcoming the Cabinet’s decision to approve the acquisition and construction of a new...

CNL completes refuelling of SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor
Monday, September 27, 2021 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced that it has safely completed a project to refuel the Royal Military College of Canada’s (RMC) SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear reactor.

The floor slab of Russia’s MBIR research reactor installed
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by Rosatom said on 31 August that a key event had taken place at the construction site of the MBIR Multipurpose Fast Breeder Research Reactor at the Research Institute of Atomic...

First concrete poured for Bolivian nuclear centre
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Bolivian President Luis Alberto Arce Catacora and Rosatom’s First Deputy Director General for Development and International Business Kirill Komarov on 27 July took part in the ceremony...

Reactor pressure vessel for Russia’s MBIR to be delivered later this year
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for the world's most powerful multipurpose research reactor (MBIR) will be shipped to the Rosatom’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR)...

University of Illinois seeks licence to construct USNC micro-reactor
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on 28 June submitted a Letter of Intent to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to apply for a licence to construct a...

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