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Discussions due on proposed Swiss repository site

Discussions due on proposed Swiss repository site

Swiss nuclear trade organisation, swissnuclear, will later this year begin discussions with local communities and cantons on possible payments and compensation for hosting a deep geological repository for radioactive waste. In September, Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland was proposed as the site of a repository.

Waste & Recycling 23 January 2023


Growing number of Canadians favour nuclear expansion, says poll

Growing number of Canadians favour nuclear expansion, says poll

Support for nuclear power in Canada is growing, with nearly twice as many Canadians now supporting the expansion of nuclear power in the country as opposing it, new data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute has found.

Energy & Environment 17 January 2023


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Viewpoint: It's time to let the world know we can safely manage nuclear waste

Viewpoint: It's time to let the world know we can safely manage nuclear waste

While many agree the benefits of using nuclear energy to fight climate change and build energy security are clear, there is still a major hurdle to overcome before it is widely accepted as a safe and clean part of the energy mix: the perception that the nuclear industry has a waste "problem", writes Laurie Swami, president and CEO of Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

Perspectives 19 January 2023


French citizens consulted on country's energy mix

French citizens consulted on country's energy mix

The French government has launched a public consultation on the future of the country's energy mix. In February, President Emmanuel Macron announced France would develop a new policy aimed at reducing the country's energy consumption while completely decarbonising its energy mix through the use of renewables and nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 25 October 2022


Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear has "come into the limelight" as the most realistic energy option for sustainable development, KEPCO President and CEO Seung-Il Cheong told delegates at the World Nuclear Symposium 2022 in London today. However, speakers in a panel discussing sustainable development agreed one challenge to the increased use of nuclear is public opinion.

Nuclear Policies 08 September 2022


Fermi Energia to evaluate NuScale SMR for Estonia

Fermi Energia to evaluate NuScale SMR for Estonia

A new Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies will see NuScale Power support Fermi Energia in evaluating the deployment of a NuScale small modular reactor plant in Estonia by 2031. Fermi's plans for SMR deployment are growing in popularity in Estonia, according to the company's latest survey.

New Nuclear 25 August 2022


Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

A majority of the German public are in favour of the continued operation of the country's three remaining nuclear power reactors beyond the end of this year, the results of two opinion polls show. There is significant support for keeping the units running for up to another five years and even to construct new reactors in order to secure energy supplies.

Nuclear Policies 08 August 2022


Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

The Fukushima prefectural government and the municipal governments of the towns of Futaba and Okuma, which host the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have given their consent for the construction of facilities for the planned discharge of treated water from the damaged plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 03 August 2022


Fourth location joins search for UK repository site

Fourth location joins search for UK repository site

A Community Partnership has formed in Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, in eastern England, to consider whether the UK's Geological Disposal Facility could be safely located and built deep underground beyond the coastline there. It is the fourth such partnership in the UK, following three that were established in west Cumbria in north-west England over the last year.

Waste & Recycling 01 July 2022


New Australian PM makes climate pledge

New Australian PM makes climate pledge

Australia has formally pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the government will support a transition to renewable energy, but members of the shadow cabinet are signalling a willingness to include nuclear in the energy debate and a recent poll has found widespread public support.

Energy & Environment 17 June 2022