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The US reaffirmed its support for Indian membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) during the state visit to Washington of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A long joint statement comprising 58 paragraphs, by Modi and US President Joe Biden covered a wide range of subjects, with nuclear only mentioned in one (para 22). It said: “Prime Minister Modi underscored the important role nuclear energy plays in global decarbonisation efforts and affirmed nuclear energy as a necessary resource to meet our nations’ climate, energy transition, and energy security needs.”

Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2023
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Nuclear energy is a necessary resource for meeting climate, energy transition and energy security needs, the leaders of India and the USA said. They also noted "ongoing negotiations" for the construction of six AP1000 reactors in India, as well as discussions on small modular reactor development.

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2023
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Even oil-rich companies of Middle East are eying reactors, as more nations announce plans for SMRs Russian troops occupied the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station, which was damaged by shelling. File photo courtesy IAEA. 2022 was a year of mega milestones for nuclear energy.

Countries around the world turned to nuclear as a reliable low-carbon energy source as they looked for ways to wean themselves off Russian imports and lower carbon emissions.

New plants began operating, deals for small modular reactors were signed and countries announced ambitious plans for new-build.

On the political front, US president Joe Biden signed into law new legislation that will help to finance struggling nuclear reactors and could save dozens from being shut down early. In Europe, the nuclear industry celebrated when members of the European parliament decided to “follow the science” and support legislation which includes nuclear in the bloc’s sustainable finance taxonomy for green investment.

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
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US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 3 May that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Laveer Engineering, a specialised nuclear engineering firm in Ontario, Canada. The acquisition will further expand Westinghouse's Candu capabilities, enabling the company to deploy its expertise to Candu reactor operators worldwide. It also brings a unique combination of tooling and nuclear plant design to Westinghouse customers.

Date: Wednesday, 05 May 2021
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India and the USA have extended their Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) by 10 years. The centre - officially opened in 2017 - supports international cooperation in nuclear energy applications.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
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India has asked Japanese company Toshiba to offer ways to resolve the issue of sale of nuclear reactors following bankruptcy of its US-based Westinghouse Electric Company. The Westinghouse-Toshiba nuclear reactors deal for making six reactors was to be negotiated by June 2017 but that deadline is sure to fall through, the Financial Express reported on 2 May, citing Indian officials.

Date: Tuesday, 09 May 2017
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US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have announced that engineering and design work will begin on a site in India for Westinghouse Electric Company (part of Japan's Toshiba) to build six Generation III+ AP1000 pressurised water reactors. The deal is expected to be signed within a year, and would be the first contract under the US-India civil nuclear accord reached in 2008. The project is still arranging financing, with the support of the US Export-Import Bank. "Culminating a decade of partnership on civil nuclear issues, the leaders welcomed the start of preparatory work on-site in India for six AP 1000 reactors to be built by Westinghouse and noted the intention of India and the US Export-Import Bank to work together toward a competitive financing package for the project," the White House said in a statement.

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016
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