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Dutch NGO calls for government support for new build

A white paper containing 13 recommendations for the Dutch government to help realise the construction of new nuclear power plants in the Netherlands has been issued by the e-Lise Foundation. Founded at the end of 2020, the Foundation aims to promote the use of nuclear energy in the Netherlands and abroad. It is currently participating in the government's market consultation on the use of nuclear energy.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

The United Arab Emirates has shown it is possible to build a new civilian nuclear energy programme from scratch within little more than a decade. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, describes the significance of this feat for the global nuclear industry.

07 April 2021


Industry must work to attract ESG investments, panel says

Industry must work to attract ESG investments, panel says

The nuclear power industry and its supply chain already conforms with the environment, social and governance principles being discussed by investors, delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum heard on 14 April. However, speakers in a session on ESG investments in the nuclear fuel cycle called for the industry to be more vocal in getting this message across.

Energy & Environment 16 April 2021


Stakeholders reach consensus on Indian Point transfer

Stakeholders reach consensus on Indian Point transfer

A joint agreement has been reached between the State of New York, Entergy, Holtec and other stakeholders to provide for the transfer of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to Holtec for decommissioning and site remediation. It also resolves pending litigation concerning the post-shutdown transfer of plant licences when the final unit at the site shuts down later this month.

Corporate 16 April 2021


Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Orano is confident about its uranium mining future and will continue to invest in its projects while remaining committed to being a responsible mining company at all stages of operation, Orano Mining CEO Nicolas Maes told delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum today.

Uranium & Fuel 15 April 2021


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

The United Arab Emirates has shown it is possible to build a new civilian nuclear energy programme from scratch within little more than a decade. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, describes the significance of this feat for the global nuclear industry.

07 April 2021


Canadian provinces complete SMR study

Canadian provinces complete SMR study

A study into the feasibility of the development and deployment of small modular reactors in Canada, prepared at the request of the leaders of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan, has concluded the development of SMRs would support domestic energy needs, curb greenhouse gas emissions and position Canada as a global leader in this emerging technology. The province of Alberta has joined the three provinces as a signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on SMR development.

New Nuclear 15 April 2021


Nuclear industry must change the way it communicates, says Think Atom

Nuclear industry must change the way it communicates, says Think Atom

The nuclear industry has for too long taken a passive role in debates that determine how its technology is perceived by the public, but the climate crisis demands active communication about its many benefits, Rauli Partanen, the CEO of Think Atom, said yesterday in his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum. In his keynote speech, Selling the benefits instead of the fear - How to turn the discussion on the future of nuclear into an expansive and progressive one, Partanen said the positive facts about nuclear are lost to poor messaging.

Energy & Environment 15 April 2021


US conversion plant gears up for next 40 years

US conversion plant gears up for next 40 years

The business case behind the decision to restart the USA's only domestic uranium conversion facility announced earlier this year rested on suitable answers to several "puzzle piece" questions falling into place, ConverDyn's Malcolm Critchley told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 14 April 2021


Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

The pandemic has shown the resilience of the nuclear industry to act responsibly, both as a supplier of energy and as an employer, the head of the world's biggest uranium producer said today. In his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said the wellbeing of the company's 20,000 employees was his first priority.

Corporate 14 April 2021


TRISO fuel made in Canada for first time

TRISO fuel made in Canada for first time

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has fabricated proprietary advanced fuel pellets for Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation's Micro Modular Reactor. This is the first time that a TRISO-based nuclear fuel has been manufactured in Canada.

Uranium & Fuel 14 April 2021


Regulator bans fuel loading at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Regulator bans fuel loading at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has today issued an administrative order to Tokyo Electric Power Company preventing it from transporting nuclear fuel stored at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant or loading it into reactors. The order - issued in response to a series of security breaches at the site - will delay Tepco's planned restart of unit 7 at the plant in Niigata Prefecture.

Regulation & Safety 14 April 2021


IAEA's presence is expanding, says Grossi

IAEA's presence is expanding, says Grossi

The International Atomic Energy Agency has a clear mandate, but the climate crisis and the economic impact of the pandemic mean that, on behalf of its Member States, it needs to have a more visible presence than has traditionally been the case, its director general said yesterday during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which is being held this week by the US Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association. Speaking as part of the forum's first session - Executive Panel: From Plans to Actions - Rafael Mariano Grossi said the IAEA is therefore collaborating more than ever with other organisations to offer its "unique perspective".

Energy & Environment 14 April 2021