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Ukraine steps up preparations for first AP1000 reactors

Ukraine steps up preparations for first AP1000 reactors

The Cabinet of Ministers in Ukraine has given the go-ahead to begin work on project documentation for the construction of two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 23 January 2023


IAEA teams in place at Ukraine's nuclear plants

IAEA teams in place at Ukraine's nuclear plants

The International Atomic Energy Agency's newly-established missions at Ukraine's nuclear power plants are not just symbolic, but signify the presence of internationally renowned experts who "will provide advice and technical support at this very difficult time", IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2023


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IAEA Ukraine mission aims to help safety and security

IAEA Ukraine mission aims to help safety and security

International Atomic Energy Agency experts are being permanently stationed at Ukraine's nuclear power plants, and Chernobyl, "to provide assistance in nuclear safety and security" as the Russia-Ukraine war continues.

Regulation & Safety 16 January 2023


IAEA's Grossi and the Pope discuss nuclear issues

IAEA's Grossi and the Pope discuss nuclear issues

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said there had been progress on a safety zone at Zaporizhzhia, but added that the "negotiating table has got bigger", with military officials involved. He gave the update in an interview after an audience with Pope Francis in which the two spoke about the peaceful uses of nuclear technology, as well as non-proliferation.

Regulation & Safety 13 January 2023


IAEA and Rosatom hold Zaporizhzhia protection zone talks

IAEA and Rosatom hold Zaporizhzhia protection zone talks

Rosatom's director general Alexey Likhachev and International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi held talks, which the Russian company said showed "significant closeness of positions" on a draft declaration on a safety and protection zone at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 22 December 2022


Energoatom and Urenco discuss enriched uranium supply

Energoatom and Urenco discuss enriched uranium supply

Ukrainian nuclear power operator Energoatom has held talks with Urenco about "increasing the supply of enriched uranium to Westinghouse for the production of nuclear fuel" for its plants in 2024-25.

Uranium & Fuel 20 December 2022


IAEA to base staff at all Ukraine’s nuclear power plants

IAEA to base staff at all Ukraine’s nuclear power plants

The International Atomic Energy Agency is going to establish a permanent presence at all operating nuclear power plants in Ukraine, as well as at Chernobyl, with the move seen as particularly important "at a time when Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the war and in the middle of winter".

Regulation & Safety 14 December 2022


In Quotes: WANO's Ingemar Engkvist on how nuclear industry helps each other

In Quotes: WANO's Ingemar Engkvist on how nuclear industry helps each other

In a wide-ranging interview for the World Nuclear News podcast, World Association of Nuclear Operators CEO Ingemar Engkvist:

  • Explained how its members share ideas and tips with each other
  • Discusses the impact of events in Ukraine
  • Outlines WANO's new Action for Excellence initiative
  • Predicts a bright future for the nuclear sector

Regulation & Safety 08 December 2022


Regulators back Ukraine for Zaporizhzhia ownership

Regulators back Ukraine for Zaporizhzhia ownership

European safety regulators have backed Ukraine as the rightful owner and authority to oversee the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia's Rosenergoatom has appointed Yury Chernichuk as 'director' of the plant.

Regulation & Safety 30 November 2022


Russia rejects claims it plans to leave Zaporizhzhia

Russia rejects claims it plans to leave Zaporizhzhia

The Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov denied Ukrainian suggestions that Russian forces were preparing to withdraw from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 28 November 2022