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A surge in well-designed energy policies is needed to put the world on track for a resilient energy system that can meet climate goals, the International Energy Agency said today. Unveiling the latest edition of its flagship publication, the Paris-based organisation noted that worldwide low-carbon electricity generation from nuclear and renewable energies had exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time last year.

Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IEA-report-highlights-need-for-new-momentum-behind

The development of a national nuclear industry facilitates a country's economic growth while at the same time keeping in harmony with low-carbon and sustainable development, Yaroslav Mozdakov, director  for communications and international affairs at Rusatom Energy International (REIN), said last week during a webinar hosted by the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. REIN is a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-explains-the-multiplier-effect-of-new-nucl

An extensive EU-funded research project has been launched to investigate the effects of chronic exposure to low doses of radon and other naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) on humans and the environment. The EUR22 million (USD26 million), five-year RadoNorm project involves 56 partners from 22 European countries.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EU-research-project-focuses-on-radon-and-NORM

Mitigating climate change to sustainable levels requires strong changes in society, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland said in a press release on 23 September, in which it announced a new project to develop business opportunities around small modular reactors.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-innovation-and-business-network-boosts-finnish-smr-expertise-8147977

Finnish waste management company Posiva announced it signed a "significant" building services agreement at the end of August related to the construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant and repository at the Olkiluoto site. The signing of the latest agreement follows that of a contract last year with the same consortium.

Date: Wednesday, 09 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/More-contracts-concluded-for-Finnish-disposal-faci

A comprehensive reform of Finnish nuclear energy legislation is needed, a working group appointed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM) has concluded. It highlighted the ambiguity of current legislation, changes in the operating environment of nuclear facilities, and expected developments.

Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Finnish-working-group-calls-for-reform-of-nuclear

Russia’s Lepse floating technical base (PTB) in the Murmansk Region will be sealed and transferred for long-term storage to the village of Sayda Guba, where a long-term ground storage facility for reactor compartments is located, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced.

Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-progress-in-cleaning-up-the-russian-arctic-8089745

The unloading of used nuclear fuel from Russian storage facilities at the former onshore technical base of the Navy in in Andreeva Bay near Murmansk is planned to be fully completed by 2027, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 6 August. The Andreeva Bay storage facility established in the 1960s, is the largest such facility in Northwest Russia and one of the biggest in the world. To date more than 30% of the fuel has been removed from Andreeva Bay and sent for processing. Nuclear waste management company RosRAO (part of Rosatom) began unloading spent nuclear fuel from the Andreeva Bay base in May 2017.

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsused-fuel-removal-from-russias-andreeva-bay-to-be-completed-by-2027-8073673