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UK's NDA launches new nuclear transport division

Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:26:21 GMT

A new specialist nuclear transport organisation has officially launched today in the UK. Nuclear Transport Solutions, part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, operates Direct Rail Services and Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited, which provide rail and shipping services, respectively. The NDA is also in the process of integrating its radioactive waste management businesses.


Iran begins enriching uranium to 60%

Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:39:47 GMT

Iran on 17 April began enriching uranium up to 60%, after previously notifying the International Atomic Energy Agency of its intention to do so. Enrichment to 60% uranium-235 is being carried out in two cascades of IR-4 and IR-6 centrifuges at the Natanz facility.


Dutch NGO calls for government support for new build

Published: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:12:55 GMT

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.


Industry must work to attract ESG investments, panel says

Published: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:20:14 GMT

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.


Stakeholders reach consensus on Indian Point transfer

Published: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:36:50 GMT

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.


Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:52:38 GMT

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.


Canadian provinces complete SMR study

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:17:30 GMT

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.


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

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:40:32 GMT

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.


US conversion plant gears up for next 40 years

Published: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:27:01 GMT

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.


Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

Published: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:50:48 GMT

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.