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Belgium’s Institute for Radioelements (IRE) has produced its first commercial molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) low enriched uranium (LEU) batch for the US market.

Date: Friday, 08 May 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbelgium-produces-mo-99-for-the-usa-using-leu-fuel-7911908

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has marked the tenth anniversary of its Network on Environmental Remediation and Management (ENVIRONET) initiative by showcasing projects it has supported, lessons learned and plans to ensure future activities inside and outside the fuel cycle benefit from an integrated approach to remediation.

Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-showcases-environmental-remediation-success

Uranium and other radioactive materials, including caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the UK’s University of Manchester announced on 28 February.

Date: Tuesday, 06 March 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfukushima-fallout-found-in-particulate-form-6074097

The first module Russia's Breakthrough (Proryv) project under development at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk will be completed in 2017. Russia has moved from the design phase of the Pilot Demonstration Power Complex (PDPC) with the fast neutron reactor BREST-OD-300 and on-site closed nuclear fuel cycle. The Breakthrough project will include facilities for fuel fabrication and fuel recycling, as well as the BREST-300 lead-cooled fast neutron reactor. Vyacheslav Pershukov, state nuclear corporation Rosatom's head of design and innovation, said that long-lead items had been ordered from SverdNIIkhimmash for fuel module fabrication and re-fabrication. Installation of the equipment of the fuel fabrication module will start in the autumn. Construction of the facility began in August 2014. Contracts to supply equipment for the reactor facility are at the tendering stage, Pershukov added.

Date: Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsconstruction-begins-at-russias-breakthrough-project-4857020


Two key post-Fukushima improvements to Slovenia's Krsko nuclear power plant have now been installed, a system to reduce explosive concentrations of hydrogen (passive autocatalytic recombiner, PAR), and a system to filter radiological gases in the event of a Fukushima-type reactor containment overpressurization. Both were part of a suite of measures mandated by the Slovenian nuclear regulator.

Date: Monday, 03 March 2014
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskrsko-gets-passive-containment-filtered-venting-system-4188422

The United Nations is to adopt advice on radiation that clarifies what can be said about its health effects on individuals and large populations. A preliminary report has also found no observable health effects from last year's nuclear accident in Fukushima.  

Date: Monday, 10 December 2012
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UN-approves-radiation-advice

Japanese electrical utility TEPCO has continued to act to reduce the spread of radiation from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Reactor-by-reactor, system-by-system summary from JAIF on 7 April. Yellow indicates abnormal/unstable; red means damaged/nonfunctional/unsafe

Date: Thursday, 07 April 2011
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstepco-continues-work-to-contain-radioactivity

The NRC will continue providing potassium iodide (KI) for residents who live within the 10-mile (15km) emergency planning zone of a commercial nuclear power plant. The NRC had originally authorized only a one-time distribution to states requesting the product.

Date: Thursday, 09 April 2009
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnrc-to-continue-offering-potassium-iodide-for-emergencies

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