I'm just going to throw this in as a warm-up because it's my first blog, but isn't this ridiculous? Bill Gates is in negotiations with Korea to develop the sodium-cool fast reactor, the one we abandoned in the 1990s and many people think is the ultimate technology. This is on top of Gates going to China three months ago to develop the Travelling Wave. This is America's #1 entrepreneur, one of the two or three richest men in the world, and doesn't even make any attempt to develop these technologies in this country. In fact, the American press doesn't even report it. This article has only appeared in Korean papers.
Can we really expect to remain a leader in this technology when our best minds have to go abroad to look for progress? Our grandchildren are going to be paying dearly for this.
Toronto-based Energy Fuels looks poised to become the first junior uranium company to reach production in recent years as it awaits the approval of the final permit required for full-scale mining to begin at its Whirlwind mining site in Colorado, USA.
British officials have changed rules governing work permits for 28 occupations in engineering, including some specialist nuclear roles. The move should make it easier for firms wanting to build new nuclear power plants to source an adequate supply of trained staff.
Four employees of Japanese machinery manufacturer Horkos Corp have been arrested on suspicion of knowingly violating national security laws by exporting equipment to China and South Korea which could be used in the enrichment of uranium.