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US NRC receives update on cause of radiation alert at Maryland research reactor
11 October, 2021
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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...

Shine to commercialise Lu-177 production
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by US-based Shine Medical Technologies on 14 June signed a "multiyear" partnership with the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) in Columbia, Missouri, to produce...

MBIR to become focus for regional development in Russia
Monday, June 21, 2021 by The head of Russia’s Ulyanovsk region, Alexey Russkikh, on 17 June took part in a meeting at the operational headquarters for the construction of the MBIR research reactor at the...

Poland gets serious about HTGRs
Monday, May 17, 2021 by Poland’s National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) and the Ministry of Education and Science (MEiN) on 12 May signed a contract for the implementation of another batch of design...

Framatome to provide a test system for Jules Horowitz Research Reactor
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by Framatome said on 5 May that it had been selected by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to provide a critical test system for the Jules Horowitz...

Rosatom announced tender for molten salt research reactor
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Russia’s Rosatom on 2 March announced a tender for the development and demonstration of key technological solutions for the creation of a research molten salt reactor with a used...

Russia’s MBIR research reactor scheduled for start up in 2028
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by Rapid progress is being made towards commissioning of the world's most powerful multipurpose research nuclear reactor, Russia’s MBIR, under construction at the research Institute...

NRG and PALLAS to join forces
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by The NRG Foundation and the Preparation Pallas-reactor Foundation (PALLAS), both based in the Netherlands, announced on 14 January that they intend to join together into a...

US DOE invites public comment on draft EIS for VTR
Friday, January 01, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 21 December invited the public to review and comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for construction of the Versatile Test...

DOE said to prefer INL for Versatile Test Reactor
Monday, November 23, 2020 by The US government has said Idaho is its preferred choice rather than Tennessee for construction of its Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), The Associated Press (AP) reported on 19 November.

Construction resumes at Bolivian nuclear research centre
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 by Work has resumed at Centre for Nuclear Research and Technology (CNIT) under construction in Bolivia, following the landslide election of a new government in October, which will see...

Russia approves modernisation of PIK reactor
Friday, October 02, 2020 by Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza experts have approved the project for the modernisation of the PIK reactor at BP Konstantinov St Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI) in Gatchina, part...

Iraq sets up committee tasked with building a research reactor
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered the formation of a committee tasked to build a nuclear research reactor, the Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority...

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