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One-year delay in Canadian repository site selection

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization has said that, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it now does not expect to identify a preferred site for a deep geological repository until late-2024. It had previously expected to make the decision next year.


Perspectives

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

The vote favouring nuclear in the EU taxonomy was bigger than expected - Nucleareurope’s Jessica Johnson explains why. Jonathan Cobb crunches the numbers on the nuclear industry and the IAEA’s Lisa Lande discusses leadership and why it is so important in the nuclear sector.

01 August 2022


DFS shows Lance ISL projects as 'globally competitive'

DFS shows Lance ISL projects as 'globally competitive'

A definitive feasibility study has been completed for the Ross and Kendrick production areas at Peninsula Energy Ltd's flagship, 100%-owned Lance in-situ leach uranium projects in Wyoming, USA.

Uranium & Fuel 15 August 2022


Inflation Reduction Act passed by the US House

Inflation Reduction Act passed by the US House

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which now heads to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The passing of the wide-ranging bill, which includes support for existing and new nuclear, was welcomed by the nuclear industry.

Energy & Environment 15 August 2022


Equipment installation under way at Russian ISL project

Equipment installation under way at Russian ISL project

Installation of primary equipment for in-situ leach uranium production has begun at the Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit in the Zverinogolovsky district of Russia's Kurgan region.

Uranium & Fuel 15 August 2022


Perspectives

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

The vote favouring nuclear in the EU taxonomy was bigger than expected - Nucleareurope’s Jessica Johnson explains why. Jonathan Cobb crunches the numbers on the nuclear industry and the IAEA’s Lisa Lande discusses leadership and why it is so important in the nuclear sector.

01 August 2022


Global nuclear industry states its support of the NPT

Global nuclear industry states its support of the NPT

Twenty national and international nuclear industry associations have issued a joint statement in support of the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty and are calling on signatories to the treaty to support the transfer of nuclear technology for peaceful uses among those meeting their commitments under it.

Nuclear Policies 12 August 2022


Terrestrial Energy to work with Alberta on SMR commercialisation

Terrestrial Energy to work with Alberta on SMR commercialisation

A Memorandum of Understanding between the nuclear technology company and Invest Alberta supports commercialisation of Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor with a focus on reducing emissions in the oil and gas, and petrochemical industries.

New Nuclear 12 August 2022


Niger government increases stake in Dasa uranium project

Niger government increases stake in Dasa uranium project

Global Atomic has completed the formation of its Niger mining subsidiary which is to be 20% owned by the country's government. Societé Minière DASA SA will be responsible for operating the Dasa project, which is on track for yellowcake production in early 2025.

Uranium & Fuel 12 August 2022


In quotes: UN Security Council discusses Zaporizhzhia

In quotes: UN Security Council discusses Zaporizhzhia

The United Nations Security Council has held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation involving the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Here is a round-up of what was said at the meeting, which was called following shelling of the site over the past week.

Regulation & Safety 12 August 2022


Covra seeks permit change for new waste storage facility

Covra seeks permit change for new waste storage facility

The Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste has applied to the country's nuclear regulator for a change in its licence to allow the construction of a new multi-functional storage building for low and intermediate-level waste at its site in Nieuwdorp, in the municipality of Borssele, the Netherlands.

Waste & Recycling 12 August 2022


UKAEA appoints consortium to help deliver STEP

UKAEA appoints consortium to help deliver STEP

A consortium led by Atkins as prime contractor, alongside Assystem, has been appointed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority as Engineering Delivery Partner to its Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production programme.

New Nuclear 11 August 2022


Cooperative effort sees Japanese HEU transfer completed

Cooperative effort sees Japanese HEU transfer completed

A second campaign to repatriate high-enriched uranium from a research reactor in Japan to the USA has been completed, bringing to an end a three-year joint effort to transfer 45 kg of the material as part of shared non-proliferation goals.

Waste & Recycling 11 August 2022