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Of the 220 research reactors in operation today, only seven are on the African continent. In other words, with 17.2% of the world population and the strongest expected growth in the coming years, Africans have access to only 3% of the world's nuclear research reactor capacity. Marguerite Leonardi, senior advisor at NPC Consulting & Engineering, and Professor Vincent Lukanda Mwamba, Commissaire Général of the Commissariat Général à l’Energie Atomique, explain why that is a concern and why the research reactor in Kinshasa should be restarted urgently.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Why-research-reactors-are-so-important-f

The US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) seeks transport package owners (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission/Department of Transportation Type B transport packages [shipping casks]) qualified to direct the loading of irradiated and unirradiated Nuclear Fuel (NF) and/or target material located at foreign research reactors (FRR) in various countries. The vendor must be qualified to load the NF at the reactor site and arrange for transport to the United States in accordance with all applicable regulations, requirements and standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), sending and receiving governments. The vendor must supply the shipping casks, including specialized auxiliary equipment, required to safely load the casks, prepare them for transportation, and unload in an approved DOE receiving facility. The NF may consist of aluminum clad fuel assemblies (primarily material test reactor [MTR] type) and zirconium, aluminu m or stainless steel clad fuel assemblies (Training, Research, Isotope, General Atomic [TRIGA] type).

Date: Monday, 28 February 2011
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsradwaste-transport-international-deadline-11-march-2011

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