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The agreement between Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, part of Russia’s TVEL, and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency, is for supplies of low-enriched fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TVEL-signs-contract-for-Egypt-research-reactor-fue

First concrete was poured into the foundation slab, marking the start of the main stage of construction for the second unit at Egypt’s first nuclear power plant.

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-begins-for-El-Dabaa-unit-2

Holtec International and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd (Hyundai E&C) have signed an agreement to launch an accelerated programme to complete the balance of plant design of the remaining systems and structures for the SMR-160 advanced small modular reactor (SMR). The SMR-160 is a pressurised light-water reactor, generating 160MWe (525MWt) using low-enriched uranium fuel, with flexibility to produce process heat for industrial applications and hydrogen production.

Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsholtec-and-hyundai-agree-to-accelerate-the-smr-160-programme-10115947

Aim is to advance recycling and reduce waste volume A spent nuclear fuel storage pool at a nuclear power station. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $38m (€38.5m) for a dozen projects that will work to reduce the impact of light-water reactor used nuclear fuel disposal.

The projects, led by universities, private companies and national laboratories, were selected to develop technologies to advance used nuclear fuel recycling, reduce the volume of high-level waste requiring permanent disposal, and provide safe domestic advanced reactor fuel stocks.

The DOE said nuclear energy generates nearly a fifth of the US’s electricity and accounts for half of all domestic clean energy generation.

While used nuclear fuel, sometimes referred to as spent nuclear fuel, is created during the process of generating nuclear energy, clean energy generated from this fuel would be enough to power more than 70 million homes.

Further, the used fuel can be recycled to make new fuel and byproducts that support the deployment of nuclear energy.

Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/doe-awards-usd38-million-for-used-nuclear-fuel-projects-10-2-2022

The UK Environment Agency has agreed to changes to the environmental permit for Hinkley Point C NPP under construction in Somerset, UK. Dry storage of used fuel has now been allowed in the environmental permit for Hinkley Point C following a change to the way it will be stored at the site.

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschanges-granted-for-used-fuel-storage-at-uks-hinkley-point-c-10075997

The UK's Environment Agency has agreed to changes to the environmental permit for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England, allowing used nuclear fuel from the plant to be stored in a dry storage facility rather than a wet facility, as originally planned.

Date: Saturday, 08 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulator-approves-change-to-dry-storage-at-HPC

Participações em Energia Nuclear e Binacional SA (ENBPar) and Russia’s Rosatom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which seeks to promote mutual cooperation in areas and activities related to nuclear energy.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Brazils-ENBPar-and-Rosatom-agree-to-cooperate

The 2022 Virginia Energy Plan, announced by Governor Glenn Youngkin, calls for a nuclear innovation hub to be established in the state and for a commercial small modular reactor to be deployed in southwest Virginia within the next decade.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-central-in-Virginia-s-energy-plan

Data shows bloc could have inventory of 76,000 cubic metres of spent fuel in 2030 The radwaste storage facility run by Covra in the Netherlands has a licence to operate for a 100 years. Image courtesy Covra. Brussels-based nuclear industry group nucleareurope has published a series of background papers on radioactive waste management and decommissioning activities.

The group said whilst the volume of radioactive material generated is fairly low compared to that of other industries, the nuclear industry has a responsibility to ensure that it is handled appropriately to protect both people and the environment.

The four papers summarise how radioactive waste is dealt with by the sector and provide information “to complement our existing toolkit”, nucleareurope said.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-group-publishes-background-papers-on-key-issues-including-waste-management-9-3-2022

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has invited interested communities to apply for a share of USD16 million for resources to help them learn more about consent-based siting of used nuclear fuel management and interim storage. Meanwhile, the State of Nevada is seeking a resumption of the licensing procedures for the Yucca Mountain repository - with the aim of securing a permanent end to the project.

Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/DOE-funds-communities-to-learn-about-used-fuel-sto