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In the run up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 in November, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a comprehensive report setting out how nuclear techniques can help the world adapt to a changing climate and become more resilient to extreme weather events.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-releases-two-reports-in-run-up-to-cop26-9162429

Rosatom’s floating NPP (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, moored at the city of Pevek in Russia’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug was visited on 12 October by a public expedition led by Alexey Yekidin, a leading researcher at the Institute of Industrial Ecology of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenvironmentalists-find-no-problems-with-russias-floating-nuclear-power-plant-9162586

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review mission has completed a review of long term operational safety at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-completes-long-term-operational-review-of-slovenias-krko-9162465

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation in the field of used nuclear fuel to secure technologies for dry storage of used fuel and decommissioning of NPPs. 

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskhnp-and-cnl-sign-mou-on-used-fuel-and-decommissioning-9162434

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is renewing Ontario Power Generation’s licence for a project eventually building a small modular reactor (SMR) at its Darlington site.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-regulator-renews-opgs-licence-to-develop-smr-9162334

Rosatom plans by 2030 to prepare a commercially viable proposal for the production of hydrogen by converting methane at a nuclear power plant, Anton Moskvin, vice president for marketing and business development of Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom) said on 13 October during the discussion "Hydrogen Future of Russia and the World: Dialogue with Business" at the Russian Energy Week.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-plans-hydrogen-production-at-kola-nuclear-power-plant-9162321

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 13 October it had completed loading nuclear fuel assemblies into unit 1 of the Shin-Hanul NPP in South Korea.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfuel-loading-completed-at-south-koreas-shin-hanul-nuclear-plant-9162277

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced that five sites had been shortlisted for the UK’s Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) fusion energy plant. A final decision on the plant’s location will be made by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy around the end of 2022, UKAEA said. 

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukaea-shortlists-five-sites-for-step-fusion-plant-9162410

President Emmanuel Macron said France would aim to become a leader in green hydrogen by 2030 and build new, smaller nuclear reactors as he announced a five-year investment plan aimed at fostering industry and innovation.

Date: Monday, 18 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmacron-sees-nuclear-and-hydrogen-power-as-priorities-9161409

France’s Orano group said on 11 October that it recently celebrated the construction of the stable isotope laboratory on the Orano Tricastin site (Drôme).

Date: Monday, 18 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsorano-opens-stable-isotope-lab-9161406