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Geoscientists from the US Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and from the Sandia and Los Alamos national labs, are collaborating on the HotBENT project. This is an international field experiment to evaluate how well the natural, clay-based material (bentonite) placed around canisters of buried, high-level waste (HLW) retains its safety functions when exposed to simulated long-term heating.  

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshotbent-project-investigatse-safety-material-for-underground-waste-disposal-sites-9432236

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 21 January that significant progress had been made in the safe and effective management of radioactive waste globally.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-report-looks-at-radioactive-waste-and-used-fuel-management-9422915

Nawah Energy Company (part the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation - ENEC) has signed an agreement with France’s CERAP SA to provide technical services to support refuelling outages and online operations at the Barakah nuclear plant in the UAE.  

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfrances-cerap-to-provide-technical-services-for-barakah-9422853

A new respiratory protection course has been launched at the Hanford Site’s Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) Federal Training Centre, US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-launches-new-respiratory-protection-course-9423093

Sweden’s nuclear power company OKG said on 20 January that it is entering the hydrogen market as a producer and supplier. The first contract with an external buyer has been signed under which, the first delivery of nuclear-produced hydrogen will be completed in early 2022.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsswedens-okg-to-sell-nuclear-produced-hydrogen-to-external-market-9422778

The Chairman of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), Bernard Doroszczuk said that 2021 revealed "industrial weaknesses" in the nuclear power plant fleet and fuel cycle facilities and underlined the need for greater inclusion of safety requirements in the debates to define energy policy.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfrench-regulators-says-shutdowns-should-be-carefully-weighed-9422699

Rosatom presented a product line of small-capacity nuclear reactors (SMRs) in Dubai on 20 January as part of EXPO 2020.  Attending the event were Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev, the head of the World Nuclear Association Sama Bilbao y Leon, and high-ranking representatives of international organisations, foreign governments and partner companies. 

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-signs-agreements-in-dubai-after-presenting-its-smrs-9422191

Kansai Electric Power Company has returned 40 unused fuel assemblies from unit 2 of its Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture to the Westinghouse Springfields nuclear fuel fabrication facility in the UK.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskansai-electric-returns-unused-fuel-to-uk-9422987

Engineering company Assystem said it had been appointed as an alliance partner on the new Hinkley Point C Commissioning Alliance.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsassystem-secures-commissioning-alliance-contract-for-hinkley-point-c--9422758

Unit 2 of South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear plant was closed down on 17 January for refuelling and modernisation. The work is part of plans to extend its operation for 20 years. The two 920MWe pressurised water reactors (PWRs) at Koeberg, which supply some 5% of the South Africa’s electricity, were built by Framatome, with unit 1 starting commercial operation in 1984 and unit 2 in 1985.  

Date: Friday, 21 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskoeberg-2-closed-for-steam-generator-replacement-9416110