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Wellfield pre-conditioning has started as the final step before uranium extraction at the Honeymoon in-situ leach (ISL) uranium project in South Australia, Boss Energy Limited has announced. It said Honeymoon is on track to resume production by the end of this year.

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2023
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The US Department of Energy’s Radiological & Environmental Science Laboratory (RESL) has produced the world’s first lung phantom that contains the entire thorium-232 decay series. The lung phantom will be used to calibrate and test radiation detection systems used by DOE and other federal government agencies.

Date: Thursday, 13 July 2023
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The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) said  a new radioactive variation of the element scandium, scandium-47, had been produced in the OPAL reactor.

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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A new radioactive version of the element scandium has been produced in Australia's OPAL reactor for the first time. Scandium-47 has the potential for theranostic use, that is, both as a therapeutic drug and a diagnostic agent, and has similar properties to lutetium-177, which is already being used in clinical trials.

Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
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Coolant has been found leaking at four locations from pipes in the underground wall of frozen soil surrounding reactor buildings at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
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The underground frozen soil wall built around the four crippled Fukushima Daiichi NPP reactors to minimise ground water contamination has melted in two places following recent powerful typhoons, local media reported on 2 September. Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority in March approved the use of a massive refrigeration system to install an underground frozen barrier around buildings at the Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt to contain leaking radioactive water. The 1.5km “ice” wall, which was partly put into use in March, melted in two places after the devastating Lionrock typhoon, the tenth of the season, flooded northern Japan, Asahi Shimbun reported.

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2016
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