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October's harvest of cobalt-60, used worldwide to sterilise medical equipment, was the largest since the company began producing the isotope in the 1980s and included two shipments of medical-grade material for therapeutic use.

Date: Saturday, 25 November 2023
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The production of cobalt-60 is critical to healthcare and, with demand soaring, the challenge is to expand supply, writes Martin Comben from the International Irradiation Association.

Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
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The restart of Argentina’s Heavy Water Industrial Plant (PIAP - Planta Industrial de Agua Pesada) at Arroyito in Neuquén, planned for 2025, is seen as opening possibilities for clean energy generation and for export. Following a recent visit to the plant, Adriana Serquis, President of the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA - Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica), said PIAP was a “strategic asset” for Argentina.

Date: Thursday, 02 March 2023
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India's Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh has announced that a nuclear plant will be constructed in the state of Haryana – the first NPP in north India. Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) will be sited in Gorakhpur town in the Fatehabad district, about 150 km north of New Delhi. Singh said the decision was in line with the priority to increase India's nuclear capacity. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) said that one of the major achievements of the current government would be the construction of NPPs in parts of India other than south states such as Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, or states in the west such Maharashtra, where current plants are mostly located. Singh also noted that DAE had also been given permission to set up joint ventures with public sector undertakings (PSUs) to install NPPs

Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2023
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In a wide ranging interview for the World Nuclear News podcast, Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel explained: Why the time was right for the Westinghouse deal How Russia's war with Ukraine has led to 'bifurcation' of the nuclear sector Explained Cameco's long-term strategy Looks ahead at the impact of new technologies, including SMRs How nuclear will need to play a key role in getting to net-zero

Date: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
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New Delhi wants 12 new indigenous reactors in 2030s Image courtesy Adam Jones / Flickr. GE Steam Power has signed a contract with India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for the design and manufacturing of three nuclear steam turbines out of a set of six for New Delhi’s domestic nuclear new-build programme.

The proposed new plants to need the steam turbines are Units 1 to 4 of the Gorakhpur nuclear power project in the northern Haryana state and Units 5 and 6 of the existing Kaiga nuclear station in the western Karnataka state.

GE said these six units form the first stage of a plan by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) to build 12 indigenously developed 700-MW pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR), a domestic design based on Canada’s Candu type.

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
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