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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

US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has delivered a design concept of a Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) reactor to power future astronaut missions to Mars for a NASA-funded study.

Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnasa-studies-general-atomics-reactor-design-for-mars-missions-8132668

The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) said on 20 February that it had completed its evaluation of applications submitted in response to a funding opportunity for the production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU).

Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-to-fund-four-companies-to-produce-mo-99-without-use-of-heu-7008435

Finland's FiR 1 research reactor in Espoo will be permanently shut down in 2015, after being a centre of training and research for over five decades. Continued operation is 'unprofitable,' says VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Date: Wednesday, 08 July 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsend-of-an-era-for-finnish-research-reactor-4618259

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