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A joint agreement has been reached between the State of New York, Entergy, Holtec and other stakeholders to provide for the transfer of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to Holtec for decommissioning and site remediation. It also resolves pending litigation concerning the post-shutdown transfer of plant licences when the final unit at the site shuts down later this month.

Date: Saturday, 17 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Stakeholders-reach-consensus-on-Indian-Point-trans

The nuclear power industry and its supply chain already conforms with the environment, social and governance (ESG) principles being discussed by investors, delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum heard on 14 April. However, speakers in a session on ESG investments in the nuclear fuel cycle called for the industry to be more vocal in getting this message across.

Date: Saturday, 17 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Industry-must-work-to-attract-ESG-investments,-pan

A white paper containing 13 recommendations for the Dutch government to help realise the construction of new nuclear power plants in the Netherlands has been issued by the e-Lise Foundation. Founded at the end of 2020, the Foundation aims to promote the use of nuclear energy in the Netherlands and abroad. It is currently participating in the government's market consultation on the use of nuclear energy.

Date: Saturday, 17 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dutch-NGO-calls-for-government-support-for-new-bui

The nuclear industry has for too long taken a passive role in debates that determine how its technology is perceived by the public, but the climate crisis demands active communication about its many benefits, Rauli Partanen, the CEO of Think Atom, said yesterday in his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum. In his keynote speech, Selling the benefits instead of the fear - How to turn the discussion on the future of nuclear into an expansive and progressive one, Partanen said the positive facts about nuclear are lost to poor messaging.

Date: Friday, 16 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-industry-must-change-the-way-it-communicat

A study into the feasibility of the development and deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada, prepared at the request of the leaders of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan, has concluded the development of SMRs would support domestic energy needs, curb greenhouse gas emissions and position Canada as a global leader in this emerging technology. The province of Alberta has joined the three provinces as a signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on SMR development.

Date: Friday, 16 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-provinces-complete-SMR-study

Orano is confident about its uranium mining future and will continue to invest in its projects while remaining committed to being a responsible mining company at all stages of operation, Orano Mining CEO Nicolas Maes told delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum today.

Date: Friday, 16 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Orano-Mining-CEO-expresses-confidence-for-future

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a clear mandate, but the climate crisis and the economic impact of the pandemic mean that, on behalf of its Member States, it needs to have a more visible presence than has traditionally been the case, its director general said yesterday during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which is being held this week by the US Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association. Speaking as part of the forum's first session - Executive Panel: From Plans to Actions - Rafael Mariano Grossi said the IAEA is therefore collaborating even more with other organisations to offer its "unique perspective".

Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEAs-presence-is-expanding-says-Grossi

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has today issued an administrative order to Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) preventing it from transporting nuclear fuel stored at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant or loading it into reactors. The order - issued in response to a series of security breaches at the site - will delay Tepco's planned restart of unit 7 at the plant in Niigata Prefecture.

Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulator-bans-fuel-loading-at-Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has fabricated proprietary advanced fuel pellets for Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation's (USNC) Micro Modular Reactor (MMR). This is the first time that a TRISO-based nuclear fuel has been manufactured in Canada.

Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TRISO-fuel-made-in-Canada-for-first-time

The pandemic has shown the resilience of the nuclear industry to act responsibly, both as a supplier of energy and as an employer, the head of the world's biggest uranium producer said today. In his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said the wellbeing of the company's 20,000 employees was his first priority.

Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kazatomprom-put-health-before-profit-during-pandem