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France's Orano has announced that Nigerien authorities have withdrawn the operating permit for the Imouraren uranium mine, which was issued to its subsidiary Imouraren SA in 2009.

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Niger-revokes-mining-permit-for-Imouraren-project

As an Apollo 8 astronaut, Bill Anders took the first colour photograph of the Earth as seen from the Moon - a photo credited with helping inspire the modern environmental movement. But his career went far beyond that: Anders went on to become the first ever chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/William-Anders-The-astronaut-who-led-the-NRC

A memorandum has been signed relating to the construction project for a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in Vietnam - with discussions also held over the future options of large-scale and small modular reactors in the country.

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Vietnam-and-Russia-develop-next-steps-in-nuclear-c

The installation of 380 foundation piles - each 33 metres in length - has been completed in the construction pit for the Pallas research reactor in Petten, the Netherlands. Pallas is planned to replace the existing High Flux Reactor.

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-of-Pallas-foundation-pit-progresses

President Yoon Suk Yeol has announced plans to create a small modular reactor (SMR) industrial hub in the city of Gyeongju in the southeastern corner of South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province. The government also aims to establish a hub for the hydrogen industry in the province.

Date: Friday, 21 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/South-Korea-plans-SMR-industrial-complex

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) aims for "a scientifically and technically robust initial phase of operations, including deuterium-deuterium fusion operation in 2035 followed by full magnetic energy and plasma current operation".

Date: Friday, 21 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ITER-s-proposed-new-timeline-initial-phase-of-oper

The bipartisan Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act aims to incentivise and support the development and deployment of new advanced nuclear technologies, including measures to streamline the regulatory approvals process.

Date: Friday, 21 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-Senate-passes-ADVANCE-Act

China's first industrial-use nuclear energy steam supply project, at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province, has entered operation following commissioning tests. The project will supply steam to a nearby petrochemical plant.

Date: Friday, 21 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Chinese-industrial-nuclear-steam-project-commissio