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A Community Partnership has formed in Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, in eastern England to consider whether the UK's Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) could be safely located and built deep underground beyond the coastline there. It is the fourth such partnership in the UK, following three that were established in west Cumbria in north-west England over the last year.

Date: Saturday, 02 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fourth-location-joins-search-for-UK-repository-sit

The excavation of the first five actual disposal tunnels has been completed at the Onkalo underground used nuclear fuel repository near Olkiluoto, Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy announced.

Date: Saturday, 02 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-five-disposal-tunnels-excavated-at-Finnish-r

The European Commission (EC) has launched an investigation into whether the planned public support for a new nuclear power plant at the existing Dukovany site in the Czech Republic complies with EU rules on state aid.

Date: Saturday, 02 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EC-examines-Czech-state-aid-for-new-Dukovany-plant

The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has begun the process to initiate the USA's strategic uranium reserve, issuing a solicitation to purchase up to an estimated one million pounds of domestically-produced U3O8.

Date: Saturday, 02 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-NNSA-initiates-process-to-purchase-strategic-ur

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has amended eligibility criteria for the current award cycle under its USD6 billion programme to support the continued operation of US nuclear reactors under threat of premature closure, and extended the deadline for submissions. The revision was one of those requested by California Governor Gavin Newsom as the state considers delaying the planned closure of its only nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon.

Date: Saturday, 02 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/DOE-amends-Civil-Nuclear-Credit-programme-criteria

A major lift has put in place the inner dome on the second reactor at Bangladesh's Rooppur project. The work was completed more quickly than the same operation for unit 1 due to experience gained.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Containment-dome-in-place-at-Rooppur-2

A joint venture between Jacobs UK Limited and Multiconsult Norge AS has been selected by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND) to plan the decommissioning of Norway's nuclear facilities. The joint venture was ranked highest in competitive bidding and will have first option to carry out work.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Contract-for-planning-Norway-s-decommissioning-pro

The USD500 million programme, which is part of President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will place clean energy demonstration projects on current or former mine sites. Advanced nuclear is one of the technologies under consideration.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-launches-programme-to-transform-mine-sites-to-c

ARC Clean Energy Canada is teaming up with engineering, procurement, and construction management and strategic services firm Hatch for the deployment of ARC Canada's advanced small modular reactor (SMR) technology which is planned for deployment in New Brunswick before the end of the decade.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ARC-teams-up-with-Hatch-for-New-Brunswick-SMR-depl