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US power utility Southern Company, TerraPower and Core Power have started pumped-salt operations in the Integrated Effects Test (IET), as a step towards development of Generation-IV molten salt reactor technology, namely TerraPower’s first-of-a-kind Molten Chloride Fast Reactor (MCFR).

Date: Saturday, 07 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrapower-begins-testing-molten-salt-technology-11199243

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been selected as the core company in charge of the conceptual design of a demonstration fast reactor which the government aims to put into operation in the 2040s. MHI will oversee both the conceptual design as well as research and development for a sodium-cooled fast reactor in partnership with Mitsubishi FBR Systems (MFBR), an MHI Group engineering company established in 2007 to handle the development and design of fast reactors. The design work for the new reactor is scheduled to begin in fiscal 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmhi-to-be-responsible-for-design-of-new-japanese-fast-reactor-11014815

TerraPower and Centrus Energy Corp have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to significantly expand their collaboration aimed at establishing commercial-scale, US production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) to supply TerraPower's first-of-a-kind Natrium reactor and energy storage system.

Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Agreement-ensures-demo-Natrium-plant-s-HALEU-needs

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