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The steel base plate for the BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast reactor has been delivered to the construction site at the Siberian Chemical Combine's Seversk facility in Russia's Tomsk Region. The circular component was delivered in two halves, which will be assembled into a single structure before installation.

Date: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Base-plate-for-BREST-reactor-delivered-to-site

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a global initiative aimed at boosting the role of new and emerging technologies in the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Date: Thursday, 22 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-initiative-on-innovative-technologies-in-deco

The BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP has for the first time been completely switched to using uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (mox) fuel after a scheduled overhaul, according to Rosaotm’s fuel company TVEL.

Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-bn800-fast-reactor-fully-fuelled-with-mox-10000041

Unit 4 of Beloyarsk nuclear power plant with a BN-800 fast reactor has been connected to the grid and resumed operations after being fully loaded with uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (MOX) fuel.

Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Beloyarsk-BN-800-fast-reactor-running-on-MOX

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi say nuclear can, and will, rise to the energy challenge, in their addresses to World Nuclear Symposium 2022. Here are the transcripts.

Date: Saturday, 10 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Bilbao-y-Leon-and-Grossi-on-nuclear-s-op

Company targets 2035 for first demonstrator of its new gen technology A mockup of Thorizon's thorium molten salt reactor design. Image courtesy Thorizon. Netherlands-based nuclear firm Thorizon has raised €12.5m ($12.5m) for development of a new generation thorium molten salt reactor which will be designed to use long-lived radioactive waste in combination with thorium as fuel.

Thorizon is a spin-off from the Nuclear Research and consultancy Group (NRG) which operates the High Flux research reactor in Petten and manufactures radioisotopes for medical applications.

The company said it has been working on its molten salt reactor design for several years and aims to get a pilot reactor system going by 2035. The funding raised will be used for “essential” tests and research to complete the design of a first prototype.

Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/thorizon-announces-eur12-5-million-capital-raise-for-thorium-reactor-development-8-1-2022

Russia’s Mayak Production Association expects to begin reprocessing used fuel from closed water-graphite channel AMB reactors at Beloyarsk NPP in 2027. A special complex to manage AMB used fuel is almost complete as part of the Federal Target Programme "Ensuring Nuclear and Radiation Safety for 2016-2020 and for the period up to 2030". The complex is being built by the Krasnoyarsk-based Mining and Chemical Combine on the site of plant 235 at Mayak. Design capacity will be more than 40 tons a year of used nuclear fuel prepared for reprocessing and work should be completed by August 2024. The cost of the project is RUB2.5 billion ($34m), according to Rosatom’s public procurement website. Some reprocessing work will take place at Mayak’s existing RT-1 plant.

Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmayak-to-start-reprocessing-of-fuel-from-beloyarsk-amb-reactors-9896420

The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, has said that construction of a new research reactor in the central city of Isfahan will begin in the coming weeks. One of its tasks will be to test nuclear fuel for other reactors. nuclear fuel test for other reactors. He made the announcement during a visit to the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) at the Isfahan site.

Date: Tuesday, 02 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-to-construct-research-reactor-in-isfahan-9891569

Russian fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) has developed a unified technological process for the manufacture of fuel assemblies for mixed dense uranium-plutonium nitride SNUP fuel using a complex of experimental facilities at TVEL’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk. The technology was developed by the AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM - part of TVEL).

Date: Friday, 22 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-develops-experimental-complex-for-testing-innovative-fuels-9866995

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced the opening of a GBP75 million ($90m) nuclear fund to boost production of fuel for reactors. Businesses can now register their interest in applying for funding when the scheme opens for applications later this year. BEIS said the fund will support and create high value jobs and skills in the sector and give businesses the confidence to invest in the UK.

Date: Friday, 22 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-launches-fund-to-support-nuclear-fuel-development-9867011