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Orano has completed construction of a new laboratory for the production of stable isotopes at its Tricastin site. The French nuclear fuel cycle company said the laboratory - the first one of its kind in France - will begin operations in the second half of 2023.

Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
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Urenco Stable Isotopes has expanded its stable and medical isotopes facility in Almelo, the Netherlands, officially opening its new Leonardo da Vinci cascade yesterday. The company - a subsidiary of uranium enrichment company Urenco Nederland BV - said the move was in response to growing demand for medical isotopes.

Date: Thursday, 07 October 2021
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Australian welding technology specialist K-TIG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop innovative automated fabrication techniques for decommissioning waste containers. Under the MoU, K-TIG will work with the Nuclear AMRC to design, develop and supply the robotic welding cell to be used in the fabrication of the 3-cubic-metre stainless steel boxes to be used to safely store the UK's decommissioning waste.

Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
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US-based QuesTek Innovations announced on 17 May that it had been awarded $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE). The funding will be used to design, develop and qualify a novel materials solution and process for next generation molten salt reactors. This new Phase II project will focus on efficient and cost-effective cold spray processing of bimetallic structures, with refractory-based alloys (e.g., molybdenum) as a surface layer to provide corrosion resistance and high temperature stability on the surface of ASME-certified structural materials.

Date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021
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Russian scientists at the Ural Federal University (UFU) have created samples of clay bricks that are able to attenuate ionising radiation as much as possible - to a level that is safe for the human body, UFU said on 18 May. An article describing the technology was published in the journal Applied Radiation and Isotopes.

Date: Friday, 21 May 2021
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $29 million in funding for 14 projects as part of the Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW) programme.

Date: Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Canada-based Anfield Energy announced on 1 March that it has completed a $1.8m deal with US Cotter Corporation Cotter, a General Atomics (GA) affiliate, to acquire both the Charlie in-situ recovery uranium project in Wyoming and nine uranium/vanadium properties in Colorado, collectively known as the West Slope Project. Cotter received more than 11 million common shares in Anfield and now holds a 19.9% ownership interest in the company. According to Anfield CEO Corey Dias, the company plans to establish an ISR uranium mine-and-mill complex in Wyoming and a conventional uranium and vanadium mine-and-mill complex within Colorado and Utah, where the company also owns the Shootaring Canyon Mill property.

Date: Sunday, 03 March 2019
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Russia’s Proryv (Breakthrough) project, designed to demonstrate the closed fuel cycle, will move forward in 2018 with the construction a nuclear fuel fabrication facility for the pilot energy complex (ODEK) based at the Siberian Chemical Combine in Seversk (Tomsk). SCC is part of fuel company TVEL – a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Tuesday, 02 January 2018
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The revenue of Russia’s Siberian Chemical Company (SCC) in 2016 amounted to RUB14.9n (253m) up from RUB14.2bn in 2015. Net profit was more than RUB1.8bn, RUB1.1bn more than in 2015. SCC, part of Rosatom’s fuel company Tvel,  is Russia’s only producer of uranium hexafluoride (conversion), and also specialises in the enrichment of natural and regenerated uranium for NPP fuel. It produces stable isotopes and has facilities for refining natural and recovered uranium from chemical and radioactive impurities. SCC also produces high purity fluorides of various metals.

Date: Sunday, 20 August 2017
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Over the first half of year Russia's Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk produced isotopes worth more than RUB10m ($159,190).

Date: Tuesday, 11 August 2015
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