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IAEA says Denmark is committed to a high level of safety
13 September, 2021
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that an Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team had  concluded a 10-day mission to Denmark on 8 September, the first mission of its kind to the country, to review its national regulatory safety framework

Slovakia to end import and processing of used fuel
13 September, 2021
The Slovak government on 8 September approved a total ban on the import of radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel from abroad based on a parliamentary amendment to the Environment Act of 1992.

Russian mobile laser tested for Arctic accident and emergency use
10 September, 2021
Rosatom said on 8 September that it had taken part in the first pilot research exercises run by the Russian Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (Emercom).

IAEA begins monitor and review of water release at Fukushima Daiichi
10 September, 2021
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials are in Japan to officially launch a multi-year review of the planned treated water release at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP. It is the first mission as part of a review and monitoring assistance to support Japan before, during and after the discharge of treated water, which is expected to start in 2023.

Italy’s launches Seminar to discuss National Repository
10 September, 2021
The opening plenary session of Italy’s National Seminar on 7 September launched three months of discussion on the technical aspects of its planned National Repository for radioactive waste and Technological Park project.

UKAEA releases Fusion Materials Roadmap
10 September, 2021
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials (Royce) on 8 September published a roadmap for developing materials for fusion energy.

WNA Nuclear Fuel Report urges uranium development
09 September, 2021
The World Nuclear Association (WNA) on 8 September launched the 2021 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report, concluding that the positive trend in nuclear generating capacity projections that began in the previous (2019) report continues.

Fortum and Uniper to co-operate in nuclear decommissioning
09 September, 2021
Power company Fortum is entering into close co-operation with its strategic subsidiary Uniper to offer nuclear decommissioning and dismantling services for nuclear companies.

Atommash begins manufacture of reactor bottom for Akkuyu 3
09 September, 2021
Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division  Atomenergomash) has started a long-cycle operation to manufacture the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 3 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey.

EnCore Energy and Azarga Uranium establish uranium ISR company
09 September, 2021
US-based EnCore Energy Corp and Azarga Uranium Corp have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement whereby EnCore will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Azarga to consolidate “an industry leading pipeline of exploration and development staged in-situ recovery (ISR) focused uranium projects located in the United States”.

Partners sought to develop underwater survey robot
08 September, 2021
Engineering firm Forth, the company leading the creation of the pioneering Autonomous Aquatic Inspection and Intervention (A2I2), is now looking for partners to bring the working prototype of the product to the commercial stage following successful trials.

Pipe repair at Bugey
08 September, 2021
The decision by EDF to repair, rather than replace, leaking pipework at its Bugey nuclear power plant in France has proved hugely beneficial both practically and financially

IAEA finds some of North Korea’s nuclear activities “deeply troubling”
07 September, 2021
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Gross, in his latest report to the Board of Governors on “Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” says the DPRK’s nuclear activities “continue to be a cause for serious concern”.

Nuclear energy to play key role in Russia’s Arctic development
07 September, 2021
The 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held in Vladivostock in September saw a number of key agreements signed, which indicated a key role for nuclear energy in Russia’s plans for development of the Arctic and Far East

Russia plans to build experimental hydrogen trains on Sakhalin island
07 September, 2021
Following a review of the concept and results of an integrated financial model, the government of Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast, Rosatom, Russian Railways and Transmashholding (TMH) on 3 September signed a protocol concerning a project for organising a railway service using hydrogen fuel cell trains on Sakhalin island recognising it as expedient and technically feasible.

MOUs signed as Ukrainian delegation visits USA
07 September, 2021
Memoranda of understanding have been signed between US companies, including Westinghouse and NuScale Power, after a Ukrainian delegation visited the United States in early September.

Norway and USA sign agreement to deal with HEU
06 September, 2021
Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø and US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm have signed a letter of intent to develop a method that will ensure that Norwegian highly enriched uranium (HEU) can no longer be used for nuclear weapons, and which makes it suitable for storage and disposal.

WNA stresses nuclear's resilience
06 September, 2021
​​​​​​​Nuclear reactors generated a total 2553TWh of electricity in 2020, down from 2657TWh in 2019, according to the latest World Nuclear Performance Report released by the World Nuclear Association (WNA

Kazakh President urges consideration of nuclear power
06 September, 2021
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a video address to the 6th Eastern Economic Forum in Russia's Vladivostok on 3 September that Kazakhstan needs a nuclear power plant, and that the issue should be analysed in detail.

WANO peer review completed at Novovoronezh
06 September, 2021
A group of international experts from the World Association of Nuclear Power Plant Operators (WANO), led by Maxim Dyrovaty, Peer Review Team Leader from the WANO Moscow Centre, completed an operational peer review at Russia’s Novovoronezh nuclear plant in August.



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