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Atommash performed a test assembly of elements for the multi-purpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) being built in Dimitrovgrad. The six pieces of equipment involved in the test at the Volgodonsk branch of AEM technologies had a combined weight of 164 tonnes.

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Test-assembly-of-MBIR-research-reactor-vessel-carr

Bruce unit 7 has become the first nuclear power reactor in the world with installed capability to produce the medical radioisotope lutetium-177 (Lu-177). The isotope, which is used in the treatment of cancers such as neuroendocrine tumours and prostate cancer, will be produced from ytterbium targets irradiated in the reactor.

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bruce-7-prepares-for-isotope-production

The USA and Estonia have agreed to cooperate under the US Department of State's Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) capacity-building programme.

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USA-to-assist-Estonia-in-nuclear-capacity-building

Cameco has requested an extension to state-level environmental approvals for the Yeelirrie project and remains committed to it, the Canadian company said. The government of Western Australia previously set a deadline of 20 January this year for the company to demonstrate "substantial commencement" of the project.

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cameco-underlines-ongoing-commitment-to-Yeelirrie

Bryden Wood has created a new digital platform for making the replacement of coal-fired boilers at existing power plants with advanced modular nuclear reactors possible at scale and speed.

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Digital-platform-launched-for-repowering-coal-plan

Scientists at Russia's Bochvar Institute have developed a more effective way to decontaminate laboratory equipment which will reduce the amount of radioactive waste that is produced, as well as its residual radioactivity.

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-method-for-decontamination

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with ten Polish companies for cooperation on the potential deployment of AP1000 nuclear power plants in Poland and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Westinghouse-forms-strategic-partnerships-with-Pol

The general criteria for Lithuania to dispose of its used nuclear fuel will be studied by Posiva Solutions, a subsidiary of the company that is doing the job on behalf of Finland's utilities.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Finland-s-Posiva-to-support-Lithuania-used-fuel-di

Scientists at Russia's Bochvar Institute have developed a more effective way to decontaminate laboratory equipment which will reduce the amount of radioactive waste that is produced, as well as its residual radioactivity.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-method-for-decontainmation

The International Atomic Energy Agency's curriculum review at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) concluded the degree programme was "robust" and was "producing graduates with an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge".

Date: Saturday, 22 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hungarian-nuclear-degrees-first-for-IAEA-review