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In a wide-ranging interview with EnergoBusiness magazine on 10 January, to mark 25 years since the establishment of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom, the director of Energoatom, Petr Kotin, said that this winter Ukraine will have all 15 of its nuclear units in operation for the first time since the 1980s.

Date: Thursday, 20 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenergoatoms-kotin-shares-his-vision-for-ukraines-nuclear-future-9414515

First Akkuyu plant due online in 2023 with possibility of more units at Sinop and Igneada The first Akkuyu unit is expected to come online in 2023 with a further unit starting every year afterwards. Courtesy Rosatom. New nuclear reactors under construction and being planned in Turkey will help meet the fast-growing economy’s “massive” demand for energy and reduce the country’s dependence on polluting fossil fuels, the Italian representative of the NIATR (Nuclear Industry Association of Turkish Republic) said.

According to Turkey’s ministry of energy and natural resources, energy consumption in 2012 was 239 TWh a year, while in 2023 forecasts say it could reach as much as 478 TWh.

However, Massimo Giorgi of NIATR told NucNet that the current energy mix will not meet demand and the lack of reliable, diversified, low-cost energy is an obstacle to Ankara’s economic plans.

Once fully operational, the $20bn Akkuyu nuclear power station, where Turkey is building four 1,114-MW pressurised water reactor units supplied by Russia, will provide about 10% of the country’s total electricity generation.

Date: Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/new-reactors-will-help-meet-massive-demand-for-energy-and-reduce-reliance-on-fossil-fuels-1-1-2022

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (ONE) said on 11 January that a new high-tech railcar developed by the US Navy and DOE) was en route from Oregon to a site near Pueblo, Colorado for multiple-car testing.

Date: Friday, 14 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-tests-new-railcar-for-used-fuel-and-radwaste-transport-9400821

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) has set out its key priorities for 2022 as it pursues its mission to achieve the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from decades of US nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

Date: Friday, 14 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-agency-sets-out-2022-cleanup-priorities

Deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste is an "important alternative option for us to consider," Slovenia's radioactive waste management organisation’s Leon Kegel has said following a preliminary study into solutions for the disposing of used fuel from the TRIGA II research reactor.

Date: Friday, 14 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Study-puts-case-for-deep-borehole-disposal-in-Slov

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) in early January released two planning documents that, it said, “address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel”.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadas-nwmo-releases-transportation-plans-9388048

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has released two planning documents that address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NWMO-publishes-transportation-planning-documents

NWMO considering two locations for deep geological repository The NWMO said it will use rail and road transportation to move more than five million spent nuclear fuel bundles to a deep geological repository site. Courtesy NWMO. Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO will use rail and road transportation to move more than five million spent nuclear fuel bundles to a deep geological repository site, which will be selected in 2023, according to an initial plan unveiled this week.

The NWMO is considering two locations for the repository: a remote site about 35 km west of Ignace, northwestern Ontario, and one near the existing Bruce nuclear power station in southwestern Ontario.

It said transportation is an essential part of Canada’s plan for long-term management of the country’s used nuclear fuel. The used fuel will need to be moved from interim storage facilities near reactor sites across Canada to the deep geological repository site. The transportation programme is expected to begin in the 2040s, once the repository is operational.

The agency wants to have selected a repository site by 2023. It says it will not choose a site where there is opposition to the facility.

As of June last year, there were just over three million spent fuel bundles temporarily stored at eight interim storage facilities across Canada.

Date: Saturday, 08 January 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/waste-organisation-unveils-plans-for-spent-nuclear-fuel-transport-1-5-2022

Finland’s radioactive waste management company, Posiva Oy, said on 30 December that it had submitted its application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) for an operating licence for the used fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility currently under construction at Olkiluoto. MEAE said Posiva is applying for an operating licence for a period from March 2024 to the end of 2070.

Date: Friday, 07 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinland-applies-for-licence-to-operate-worlds-first-used-fuel-final-disposal-facility-9371048

Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy has submitted its application for an operating licence for the used fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility currently under construction at Olkiluoto. The repository - the first in the world for used fuel - is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s.

Date: Thursday, 06 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Posiva-applies-to-operate-used-fuel-disposal-repos