A recent 132 hour test of second-generation neutron generator prototype in Wisconsin demonstrates the device is “more than capable” of reliably driving Shine’s medical isotope production. The facility will domestically produce medical isotope Mo-99 with low-enriched uranium instead of high-enriched uranium, a positive step for nuclear security.
The Federation of the American Scientists posted the recently declassified JASONS report Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) for Potential Naval Nuclear Propulsion Application and highlight a new LEU fuel concept that has higher uranium loading to limit the increase in reactor size that would otherwise result from a change from HEU to LEU.” This addresses a major […]
Yuri Kokov, Russia’s Deputy Security Council Secretary, expressed concern over terrorist efforts to access WMD materials. In Ufa, Kokov highlighted “continued attempts to get access to data about the manufacturing of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons” by terrorist groups, focusing on terrorist tactics.
Japan’s nuclear regulator decided nuclear power plants must suspend operations if their new mandatory anti-terror facilities are not completed & have not passed inspections. “Operators of 13 reactors at seven nuclear power plants nationwide have said they will not be able to keep the deadlines, or that they do not know when they will be […]
Sendei Reactor in Kagoshima Prefecture Japan will halt operations next March because of delays in upgrades to protect the plant from terror attacks. Work continues 24 hours/day on the plant but the project will be delayed at least a year.