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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants (KNPP) - a branch of the government's Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund - to cooperate on the introduction of nuclear power in Kazakhstan.

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kazakh,-Korean-companies-to-cooperate-in-nuclear-p

Orano has been awarded a contract by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) for the transport and treatment in France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) in Japan. In 2018, Orano was contracted to conduct preparatory work for the transport operations.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Orano-contracted-to-reprocess-Fugen-used-fuel

Reactors could be answer to climate and energy crisis, says letter Image courtesy Bundesregierung (German government). Six leading nuclear industry organisations called today on G7 leaders to support global access to nuclear power and technology as the bloc has committed to move away from fossil fuels but more investment in low-carbon technologies, including nuclear, will be needed.

The six organisations are: the Canadian Nuclear Association, the Japan Atomic Industry Forum, the US Nuclear Energy Institute, the UK Nuclear Industry Association, Brussels-based Nucleareurope, and the World Nuclear Association.

A joint statement said that the combination of an increasingly urgent climate crisis and volatile energy prices, intensified by the war in Ukraine, has shown the “key strengths” of nuclear technologies.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-industry-groups-call-on-leaders-to-support-nuclear-power-and-technology-6-5-2022

The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/G7-urged-to-back-nuclear-extensions-to-tackle-clim

Japan's highest court on 17 June dismissed claims that the government should pay damages in cases involving some 3,700 people seriously affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster triggered by the March earthquake and tsunami. This effectively absolves the state of any responsibility for the crisis.

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapans-top-court-clears-government-of-liability-for-fukushima-disaster-9790251

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force established to review Japan’s discharge of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station have released a report setting out their initial observations on regulatory aspects of the proposed Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) treated water discharge.

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-releases-report-water-discharge-at-fukushima-daiichi-9790152

Task force highlights need for ‘robust and transparent system’ Water storage tanks at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station site. IAEA/Dean Calma. An International Atomic Energy Agency task force established to review the discharge of treated water from the destroyed Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station has called for more information about Japan’s plans for independent monitoring of the project.

The task force has released a report setting out its initial observations of regulatory aspects of the proposed advanced liquid processing system, known as Alps, which will be use for the discharge of treated water.

The task force said it recognised that some aspects of independent monitoring by the regulatory body, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), are clearly present in the plans, including the monitoring of the same sample locations by different organisations, including Fukushima-Daiichi owner Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the NRA and the contracting of accredited commercial laboratories by the NRA.

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/iaea-calls-for-more-details-on-independent-monitoring-of-water-discharge-6-5-2022

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission to Finland. The International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission included a review of the legislative and regulatory framework for the physical protection of nuclear material and associated facilities and activities.

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Finland-has-reinforced-its-nuclear-security-regime

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) task force that carried out a mission to Japan in March to review regulatory plans for the discharge of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the sea has published its initial findings.

Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-progress-report-on-regulatory-plans-for-Fukus

Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) says that it has agreed with US firm Westinghouse to seek ways to cooperate on international nuclear power generation markets - South Korea has a goal of exporting 10 nuclear power plants by 2030.

Date: Friday, 10 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/KEPCO-and-Westinghouse-agree-cooperation-on-nuclea