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Following a recent contract awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA), Belgium’s Tractebel has been selected to head the consortium of PULSAR, a research and innovation project funded by the European Commission to develop nuclear technology to power space missions. 

Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstractebel-to-lead-european-space-research-on-radioisotope-power-systems-9797730

Tractebel will lead the PULSAR consortium conducting research on dynamic radioisotope power systems (RPS) fuelled by plutonium-238 (Pu-238) for space applications - to provide spacecraft and astronauts with electricity and heat when the sun does not supply enough power.

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/PULSAR-project-to-research-nuclear-technology-for

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is confident in the suitability of both potential sites under consideration to host a deep geological repository to store the nation's used nuclear fuel.

Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Safety-reports-confirm-suitability-of-Canadian-rep

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) said it had completed a full-scale demonstration of the engineered barriers that will safely contain and isolate Canada’s used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository. This was the culmination of more than eight years of preparation, including the design and fabrication of specialised prototype equipment and components by the NWMO’s team of technical specialists and engineering partners.

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadas-nwmo-completes-successful-engineering-demonstration-9775500

After more than eight years of preparation, Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has completed a full-scale demonstration of the engineered barriers that will safely contain and isolate the country's used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository.

Date: Wednesday, 08 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Repository-engineering-demonstration-success-for-N

The final cask of used fuel has been transferred from the reactor buildings at Lithuania's shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) to an on-site interim storage facility.

Date: Saturday, 23 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Defuelling-of-Ignalina-units-completed

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has completed a deep borehole drilling programme after more than 10 years studying the geology in two potential siting areas for a deep geological repository to contain and isolate Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanada-completes-deep-borehole-drilling-programme-9616857

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has completed its deep borehole drilling programme to understand the subsurface geology in the two areas that will potentially host a deep geological repository for the nation's used nuclear fuel. The programme will help inform the final selection of a site.

Date: Saturday, 09 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-waste-organisation-completes-borehole-pro

Italy's Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) on 15 March submitted to the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MET) its proposal for the National Charter of Eligible Areas (CNAI) to host a national repository for radioactive waste and a technological park. This followed a year of public consultation.   MET, having acquired the technical opinion of the National Inspectorate for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ISIN), must now approve the Charter with its own decree, in agreement with the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility. The map will then be published on the websites of Sogin, the two Ministries and ISIN. 

Date: Friday, 18 March 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssogin-submits-map-of-eligible-repository-areas-to-ecology-ministry-9558745

Following a one-year public consultation, Italy's Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) has submitted to the Ministry of Ecological Transition the proposal for the National Charter of Eligible Areas (CNAI) to host the national repository for radioactive waste and a technological park.

Date: Thursday, 17 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Consultation-on-Italian-repository-concludes