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Senate inquiry recommends passing of Australian waste bill

Senate inquiry recommends passing of Australian waste bill

An Australian Senate committee has recommended that Parliament pass legislation that would make Napandee in South Australia the site for a low and medium-level nuclear waste facility. The Senate Standing Committee on Economics issued its final report on the provisions of the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020 on 14 September.

Waste & Recycling 17 September 2020


Ohio legislator charged in racketeering case

Ohio legislator charged in racketeering case

Five people, including the Speaker of Ohio's House of Representatives, have been charged in a federal racketeering conspiracy involving USD60 million related to legislation passed last year to provide financial support to two nuclear power plants.

Corporate 23 July 2020


UK premier reiterates support for nuclear

UK premier reiterates support for nuclear

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeated his support for new nuclear power. During Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons yesterday, Johnson told a member of parliament representing a constituency in Cumbria, "We believe that nuclear power is a significant potential contributor to our Net Zero ambitions, and I look forward to working with my Honourable Friend to ensure that Cumbria continues its long historic tradition as a pioneer of new nuclear technologies."

Nuclear Policies 16 July 2020


House appropriators request more details on US uranium reserve

House appropriators request more details on US uranium reserve

The US House Committee on Appropriations has denied a funding request from the US Department of Energy for fiscal 2021 for establishing a uranium stockpile. The committee requested further information from the department on the justification for the reserve and how it will be implemented.

Nuclear Policies 16 July 2020


Nuclear's role recognised in US decarbonisation plan

Nuclear's role recognised in US decarbonisation plan

The US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released a report establishing a goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide in the USA by no later than 2050. The Climate Crisis Action Plan includes support to keep existing nuclear plants operating and calls for Congressional support for the development of advanced nuclear technologies.

Energy & Environment 02 July 2020


Working group presents strategy for US uranium revival

Working group presents strategy for US uranium revival

Directly purchasing uranium by establishing a uranium reserve, ending the Department of Energy's bartering of uranium and re-evaluating DOE's excess uranium inventory management policy are among the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's recommendations to the US Administration in a strategy it published yesterday on reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

Uranium & Fuel 24 April 2020


Decree delays deadline for start-up of Flamanville EPR

Decree delays deadline for start-up of Flamanville EPR

The construction of the EPR unit at the Flamanville site in Normandy was authorised by the French government by a decree of 10 April 2007, which stated first fuel loading must be completed within thirteen years. With that date approaching, a new decree has extended the deadline by four years.

New Nuclear 31 March 2020


US uranium reserve proposal receives positive response

US uranium reserve proposal receives positive response

US uranium companies have responded favourably to the Administration's 2021 budget request of USD150 million in funding to set up a uranium reserve. Energy Fuels CEO and President Mark Chalmers said the development was "an important step toward addressing the devastating impact of our nation's overdependence on uranium imports from Russia and its allies, which is displacing free market uranium and forcing US mines out of business".

Uranium & Fuel 13 February 2020


US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

The US Administration's 2021 budget request unveiled yesterday by President Donald Trump includes USD150 million to set up a uranium reserve to address challenges to the production of domestic uranium. This would ensure a backup supply of uranium in the event of a significant market disruption and support the operation of at least two US uranium mines, according to the Department of Energy.
 

Nuclear Policies 11 February 2020


Swedish parliament rejects Ringhals restart - by one vote

Swedish parliament rejects Ringhals restart - by one vote

The Swedish Parliament - the Riksdag - yesterday narrowly rejected a proposal from the nationalist Sweden Democrats party to reverse the planned closure of the two oldest reactors at the Ringhals nuclear power plant. Unit 2 of the plant was shut down at the end of last year, with unit 1 set to close later this year.

Nuclear Policies 23 January 2020