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Construction has started in Granada, Spain, of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility-Demo Oriented Neutron Source (IFMIF-DONES) project. The facility will provide a fusionā€like neutron source for the qualification of the materials to be used in a fusion power plant.

Date: Friday, 13 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-of-fusion-materials-testing-facility

Following recent upgrades, the medical isotope facilities at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is now producing actinium-225 (Ac-225) and shipping it directly to customers. Ac-225 is considered to have great potential in the treatment of cancer. It emits alpha particles, which can kill cancerous cells at short range is attach to molecules that target tumours. Ac-225 can also be used to generate bismuth-213, another alpha-emitter.

Date: Saturday, 29 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsupgrade-at-brookhaven-national-lab-increases-actinium-225-production-10798301

China National Nuclear Corp's Southwestern Institute of Physics says that the first piece of the enhanced heat flux first wall for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor has been produced, with its core indicators better than design requirements.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/China-celebrates-first-enhanced-heat-flux-first-wa

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