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Рак лечится ближе к дому: в Мавритании открыт первый центр ядерной медицины

IAEA Top News - 18 December, 2017 - 11:41

Открытие в конце 2014 года в Исламской Республике Мавритании первого за всю историю центра ядерной медицины, созданного с помощью МАГАТЭ, сделает современную диагностику и лечение более доступными и позволит снизить затраты. Это новое медицинское учреждение – часть Национального онкологического центра страны, созданного в 2010 году при поддержке со стороны МАГАТЭ.

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Iter fusion project passes construction milestone

World Nuclear News - 11 December, 2017 - 18:38
Construction of the Iter fusion reactor, being built at Cadarache in the south of France, is now 50% complete, the Iter Organisation has announced. The reactor - construction of which began in 2010 - is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025.

'Notice to proceed' contracts signed for El Dabaa

World Nuclear News - 11 December, 2017 - 17:38
Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov and Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker today signed notices to proceed with contracts for the construction of four VVER-1200 units at the El Dabaa nuclear power plant.

Fuel loading under way at new Leningrad unit

World Nuclear News - 11 December, 2017 - 15:34
The process of loading the 163 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in western Russia began on 8 December, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced. The VVER-1200 unit is scheduled to start up next year.

Paladin creditors agree to proposed restructuring

World Nuclear News - 11 December, 2017 - 15:30
Paladin Energy's creditors have agreed to a proposal to restructure the company's debt and reinstate it to quotation on the ASX. The Western Australia-based company's creditors have executed the proposed deed of company arrangement (DOCA). Major creditor Electricité de France previously said it may seek to have the DOCA, which it claims is unfairly prejudicial towards it, terminated.

Japanese Centre, IAEA Increase Collaboration in Training in Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology

IAEA Top News - 11 December, 2017 - 11:45
Healthcare professionals, academics and students of nuclear medicine and radiation oncology from around the world will have more opportunities to benefit from increased collaboration between the IAEA and the Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed (HICARE) after this consortium was re-designated as an IAEA Collaborating Centre last month.
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UK fusion researchers welcome government support

World Nuclear News - 8 December, 2017 - 17:51
The UK Atomic Energy Authority has welcomed the government's investment of GBP86 million that will fund the building and operation of a National Fusion Technology Platform at Culham Science Centre, which is expected to open in 2020. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced the new funding as part of a series of measures that aim to support the development of 'next-generation nuclear technology', which follows publication of the government's Industrial Strategy white paper last month.

US funds to support advanced nuclear technology development

World Nuclear News - 8 December, 2017 - 17:29
US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry yesterday announced $30 million of funding to support the development of advanced nuclear energy technology. The Department of Energy is soliciting proposals for cost-shared projects to develop innovative, industry-driven reactor designs and accompanying technologies with high potential to advance nuclear power in the USA.

Justified Use of Radiation in Focus at Next Week’s Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine

IAEA Top News - 8 December, 2017 - 16:15
The IAEA’s International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine next week will review best practices and progress made so far under the Bonn Call for Action – a list of 10 actions proposed at the previous IAEA conference on the topic to limit unnecessary and unintended exposure to radiation in medicine.
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Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Radioactive Waste Management: Workshop Promotes Adherence to International Convention

IAEA Top News - 8 December, 2017 - 16:00
A workshop to promote the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management ended yesterday in Rabat, Morocco.
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IAEA Organizes Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage for Newcomer Countries in Africa

IAEA Top News - 8 December, 2017 - 15:15
The IAEA in cooperation with the Government of Ghana organized a  Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage in Accra, from 28 to 30 December 2017.
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UK nuclear industry unveils Sector Deal proposals

World Nuclear News - 7 December, 2017 - 18:03
The UK's Nuclear Industry Council has today published its proposals for a nuclear Sector Deal. The document follows the government's publication last month of its Industrial Strategy white paper, which states the nuclear sector is "integral to increasing productivity and driving growth" in the UK.

Kepco named preferred bigger for UK's NuGen

World Nuclear News - 7 December, 2017 - 17:59
Korea Electric Power Company has been named as the preferred bidder to acquire 100% of the shares in NuGeneration, the UK nuclear power development company owned by Toshiba. Kepco CEO Hwan-Eik Cho said in a company statement yesterday that, as preferred bidder, Kepco intends to "progress negotiations to a positive conclusion" to achieve a target closing of the proposed acquisition early next year.

Uranium suppliers respond to production cuts

World Nuclear News - 7 December, 2017 - 17:08
Recent announcements of production cuts by the world's two biggest uranium producers - Cameco and KazAtomProm - have been greeted as positive developments by mining companies.

UK to support 'next-generation' nuclear technology

World Nuclear News - 7 December, 2017 - 16:59
The UK government has announced a series of measure that aim to realise the full potential of the of the country's nuclear power industry. The document 'Government to support development of next-generation nuclear technology' follows publication of the Industrial Strategy white paper last month, a core objective of which is to "ensure the UK is developing the technologies of the future and preparing to seize the opportunities they bring and build on its strengths", the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.

Russia starts up Rostov 4 reactor

World Nuclear News - 7 December, 2017 - 16:47
Russia's newest reactor, Rostov 4, has started up for the first time. It is the third reactor to start at the site in just seven years, state nuclear corporation Rosatom noted.

French regulator approves Tricastin restart

World Nuclear News - 6 December, 2017 - 19:03
EDF has received permission from France's Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire to restart three reactors at the Tricastin power plant after carrying out repairs to a canal embankment. The regulator ordered the temporary shutdown of Tricastin's reactors on 27 September because of the risks of failure of a 400 metre long portion of the embankment of the Donzére-Mondragon canalin the event of an earthquake.

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