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NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes' facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, has been built with financial and technical support from the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). It will produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without using highly enriched uranium.

Date: Thursday, 01 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-of-US-radioisotope-facility-complete

“When building a machine as large and as complex as ITER, difficulties and setbacks do not come as surprises - they are an integral part of manufacturing, assembling and installing first-of-a-kind components,” the ITER Organisation said recently.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-says-essential-key-components-repairs-will-impact-schedule-10381371

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project has announced defects have been discovered in the thermal shields and vacuum vessel sectors and warned that the consequences on schedule and cost "will not be insignificant".

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Defects-found-in-two-key-components-of-ITER-tokama

The Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology (KIPT) has been heavily damaged by shelling during the Ukraine war but with "no indication of radiological release or diversion of declared nuclear material", International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors concluded.

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-experts-assess-damage-to-Kharkiv-nuclear-rese

San Diego, California-based General Atomics (GA) has announced a steady-state, compact advanced tokamak Fusion Pilot Plant (FPP) concept, which it says capitalises on its innovations and advancements in fusion technology.

Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/General-Atomics-announces-concept-for-Fusion-Pilot

Canada’s General Fusion and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) have initiated projects to advance the commercialisation of magnetised target fusion energy as part of an important collaborative agreement. With these unique projects, General Fusion said it will benefit from the vast experience of the UKAEA’s team. The results will hone the design of General Fusion’s demonstration machine being built at the Culham Campus in Oxford. Ultimately, the company expects the projects will support its efforts to provide low-cost and low-carbon energy to the electricity grid.

Date: Friday, 21 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeneral-fusion-and-ukaea-agree-to-advance-commercial-fusion-energy-10102266

Canada’s General Fusion and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) will collaborate on projects to "advance the commercialisation of magnetised target fusion energy".

Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/General-Fusion-and-UKAEA-to-collaborate-on-fusion

US-based TAU Systems is poised to bring particle accelerators to a multitude of users by harnessing the latest laser technology. Until now high-energy particle accelerators have been the exclusive domain of countries and governmental organisations. Because of their enormous size and very high cost, access for engineers and biotech professionals is severely limited. TAU Systems will use the latest laser technology to make electrons surf on three-dimensional plasma waves and accelerate them to ultra-high energies.

Date: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstau-systems-to-build-a-new-generation-of-compact-particle-accelerators-10061161

Physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed that the formation of "hills and valleys" in magnetic field lines could be the source of sudden collapses of heat ahead of disruptions that can damage doughnut-shaped tokamak fusion facilities. Their discovery could help overcome a critical challenge facing such facilities.

Date: Saturday, 01 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Princeton-physicists-make-plasma-confinement-break

Revolutionary laser-driven technology unveiled by TAU Systems aims to place the capabilities of high-energy particle accelerators within reach of engineers and scientists the world over, with potential applications in a wide range of fields including nuclear. The Texas-based company is aiming to offer its first commercial service centres in 2027, after starting prototype applications as early as 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-compact-particle-accelerators-to-offer-game-ch