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Canada, USA complete used fuel return

Canada, USA complete used fuel return

A campaign to move used highly enriched uranium fuel from Canada to the USA, which began in 2015, has been completed a year ahead of schedule, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited have announced.

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2020


BWXT to support HALEU research reactor fuel programme

BWXT to support HALEU research reactor fuel programme

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded an initial USD3.6 million contract to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group as the manufacturer of a uranium-molybdenum alloy high assay low-enriched uranium fuel to facilitate the conversion of US research reactors that currently use high-enriched uranium.
 

Uranium & Fuel 12 February 2020


IAEA chief highlights political commitment to nuclear security

IAEA chief highlights political commitment to nuclear security

Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has pledged to build on the political impetus seen in international cooperation in nuclear security in recent years. "It is vital that we remain ahead of the curve in guarding against nuclear terrorism," he told delegates at an event in Vienna yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 16 January 2020


European leaders trigger dispute mechanism of Iran nuclear deal

European leaders trigger dispute mechanism of Iran nuclear deal

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK have triggered a dispute resolution mechanism over the nuclear deal with Iran - the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - following the Middle Eastern country's further step away from its commitments. Josep Borrell, EU foreign affairs chief and coordinator of the JCPOA joint commission, said he had received today a letter from the three ministers for resolution through the mechanism, as set out in paragraph 36 of the agreement.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2020


Iran scraps limit on uranium enrichment

Iran scraps limit on uranium enrichment

Iran said yesterday it will ignore the limit on the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges agreed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), thus withdrawing from the last operational restriction imposed by the 2015 deal. The statement, reported by the Mehr news agency, followed the US assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last week.

Regulation & Safety 06 January 2020


IAEA completes nuclear security mission in Uruguay

IAEA completes nuclear security mission in Uruguay

Uruguay has a well-established nuclear security regime that incorporates essential elements of the International Atomic Energy Agency's guidance of the fundamentals of nuclear security, an IAEA team of experts has concluded, following an International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission.

Regulation & Safety 25 November 2019


Acting IAEA head urges Iranian cooperation

Acting IAEA head urges Iranian cooperation

Iran should cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve outstanding issues, including the recent detection of natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at an undeclared location, Acting Director General Cornel Feruta told the IAEA Board of Governors yesterday. The IAEA and Iran are scheduled to meet next week in Tehran.

Regulation & Safety 22 November 2019


INSAG highlights links between safety and security

INSAG highlights links between safety and security

"Though distinct topics, nuclear safety and nuclear security are interlinked, and they share the same goal: to protect people, society and the environment from hazards or threats that could arise from peaceful nuclear and radiological activities." This was the message to delegates at a forum organised by the International Nuclear Safety Group yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 17 September 2019


IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

The last few months have been a testing time for the International Atomic Energy Agency, but with the "steadfast support" of its 171 Member States and the dedication of its excellent staff, it has demonstrated strength and resilience in continuing to fulfil its responsibilities, Cornel Feruta, acting director general of the Vienna-based agency said in his opening address to the 63rd regular session of the IAEA General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2019


E3 reaffirm commitment to Iran deal

E3 reaffirm commitment to Iran deal

France, Germany, and the UK - together known as the E3, as the three founding members of the European Union - issued a joint statement yesterday reaffirming their commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. But they said they were "deeply troubled" by recent events in the Gulf and "concerned" over US-Iran relations.

Nuclear Policies 15 July 2019