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Belgium considers extended use of older reactors

The Belgian government has asked Engie to investigate whether the operation of the country's three oldest reactors - Doel units 1 and 2 and Tihange 1 - can be extended until 2027. The reactors are currently scheduled to shut down in 2025.


Perspectives

Podcast: GE Hitachi's Jay Wileman, and the need for regulatory harmonisation

Podcast: GE Hitachi's Jay Wileman, and the need for regulatory harmonisation

What can be done to improve the process of getting approval for one reactor design in different countries? President and CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Jay Wileman, explains the issues and the efforts being made to improve things.


Team uses muography to create 3D image of reactor

Team uses muography to create 3D image of reactor

Researchers at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission have used muons - cosmic particles - to remotely and non-invasively create a 3D image of the G2 reactor at Marcoule, France, which is undergoing decommissioning.

Waste & Recycling 07 February 2023


Iran announces start-up of uranium mine

Iran announces start-up of uranium mine

Work has begun at the Narigan Mining and Industrial Complex in Yazd province, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) has announced. AEOI describes it as the country's largest uranium-molybdenum mine.

Uranium & Fuel 07 February 2023


Myanmar signs new nuclear energy agreement with Russia

Myanmar signs new nuclear energy agreement with Russia

The Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes will see the two countries working together on the use of nuclear technology in a number of areas, including training of a workforce for building and running a small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 07 February 2023


Perspectives

Podcast: GE Hitachi's Jay Wileman, and the need for regulatory harmonisation

Podcast: GE Hitachi's Jay Wileman, and the need for regulatory harmonisation

What can be done to improve the process of getting approval for one reactor design in different countries? President and CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Jay Wileman, explains the issues and the efforts being made to improve things.


Four nations call on Iran to comply with its obligations

Four nations call on Iran to comply with its obligations

France, Germany, the UK and the USA have called on Iran to comply with all its legally-binding international obligations under its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement after the International Atomic Energy Agency reported changes to the configuration of centrifuges at Iran's Fordow plant.

Nuclear Policies 07 February 2023


'No damage' reported at Akkuyu site after Turkey earthquakes

'No damage' reported at Akkuyu site after Turkey earthquakes

Updated Tuesday 10:30 GMT: There have been no reports of damage to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant after two large earthquakes struck Turkey. Following safety checks, construction is continuing, the project team says.

Regulation & Safety 06 February 2023


French ministerial council prepares for nuclear revival

French ministerial council prepares for nuclear revival

The Nuclear Policy Council - headed by President Emmanuel Macron - met on 3 February to "take stock of the entire French nuclear dossier, both in the short and long-term". The council has called for a new skills development programme, as well as studies into how radioactive waste will be managed, in order for a nuclear new-build programme to be launched.

Nuclear Policies 06 February 2023


Tokamak completes set of HTS magnets

Tokamak completes set of HTS magnets

Tokamak Energy of the UK announced it has built a world-first set of new generation high temperature superconducting magnets to be assembled and tested in fusion power plant-relevant scenarios.

New Nuclear 06 February 2023


France, India and UAE announce cooperation roadmap

France, India and UAE announce cooperation roadmap

The foreign ministers of the three nations have formally announced a trilateral initiative which will focus on solar and nuclear energy, as well as the fight against climate change and the protection of biodiversity, particularly in the Indian Ocean region.

Energy & Environment 06 February 2023


IAEA chief's fresh Zaporizhzhia talks, Ukraine brings in nuclear sanctions

IAEA chief's fresh Zaporizhzhia talks, Ukraine brings in nuclear sanctions

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi is expected in Russia this week for more talks on establishing a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 06 February 2023


'No crisis' for Koeberg fuel supply as South Africa continues loadshedding

'No crisis' for Koeberg fuel supply as South Africa continues loadshedding

South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has said there is "no immediate crisis" from the expiry of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement between South Africa and the USA. Utility Eskom is relying on the return to service of Koeberg 1 later this year to help tackle ongoing capacity constraints.

Corporate 03 February 2023