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The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 24 September provided EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd with permission for Reactor 4 at Hunterston B power station to return to service for a limited period of operation.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-onr-permits-hunterston-4-to-restart-for-limited-period-8153354

US federal prosecutors on 22 September announced a settlement involving the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Manhattan Project-era facility near Richland, Washington, and two companies that previously worked at the site.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbechtel-and-aecom-fined-for-fraudulent-work-at-us-hanford-site-8153403

Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes has said that more nuclear power may join solar and wind in the Dutch energy mix after 2030, in particular small modular reactors (SMR) with a capacity of up to 400MW.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnetherlands-pushes-for-more-nuclear-8153490

Russia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation with the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (Afcone). The MOU was signed by Messaoud Baaliouamer, executive secretary to Afcone and Rosatom deputy director general Nikolay Spasskiy.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-to-co-operate-with-afcone-8153681

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved Critical Decision 1 for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project, a  scientific user facility that would support research and development of innovative nuclear energy and other technologies.

Date: Monday, 28 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-presses-ahead-with-versatile-test-reactor-8152661

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe is developinga new report, The Role of Nuclear Energy in Sustainable Development: Entry Pathways. It was developed under the guidance of UNECE’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group with support from World Nuclear Association (WNA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

Date: Monday, 28 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-un-report-looks-at-nuclear-energy-and-sustainable-development-8152664

A giant pipeline is being installed at the construction site of Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant.

Date: Monday, 28 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgiant-pipeline-installed-at-russias-kursk-ii-8152670

Ontario Power Generation (OPG), its subsidiary Laurentis Energy Partners, BWXT ITG Canada Inc. and its affiliates announced they are making "significant progress" towards the production of molybdenum-99 at OPG’s Darlington nuclear station.

Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdarlington-takes-step-towards-producing-mo-99-8150475

Canada’s Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) announced an innovative collaboration agreement between Laurentis Energy Partners (LEP) and BWXT Canada Ltd (BWXT) to develop technology that will assist in the recycling of heavy water at OPG’s nuclear facilities.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-companies-collaborate-on-heavy-water-recycling-8147956