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European safety regulators have backed Ukraine as the rightful owner and authority to oversee the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia's Rosenergoatom has appointed Yury Chernichuk as 'director' of the plant.

Date: Thursday, 01 December 2022
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Romanian nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica announced at the IAEA Atoms4Climate pavilion at COP 27, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between RoPower Nuclear and Donalam SRL, part of European steel producer AFV Beltrame Group.

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
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The demonstration nuclear energy heating project at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China’s Liaoning province has been officially put into operation. It is the first nuclear energy heating project in northeast China, benefiting nearly 20,000 local residents.

Date: Thursday, 03 November 2022
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Construction is reportedly 95% complete on the demonstration nuclear heating project at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province and it aims to be up and running within the next month.

Date: Saturday, 15 October 2022
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An IAEA proposal to establish a nuclear safety and security protection zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) is receiving strong international support and detailed talks have now begun with Ukraine and Russia aimed at agreeing and implementing it as soon as possible, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has revealed after a series of high-level meetings in New York.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team has concluded a 12-day mission to review the national legal and regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety regarding safe operation of its nuclear and radiation facilities and activities. The team said Turkey's nuclear and radiation regulator showed commitment to continuous improvement of safety and the protection of people and the environment. The mission also noted areas where further enhancements can be made to the national nuclear and radiation safety regulatory infrastructure, as the country constructs its first NPP.

Date: Thursday, 22 September 2022
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An Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded a 13-day mission to Argentina. The IRRS team reviewed all regulatory functions and responsibilities of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) against international safety standards and concluded that the regulator had demonstrated a long-standing commitment to enhancing and promoting nuclear safety. The team also recommended areas where improvements can be made. The mission was conducted at the request of the Government of Argentina and hosted by ARN.

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022
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Following a 14-year site selection process, Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra has proposed Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland as the site of a deep geological repository. A used fuel encapsulation plant is to be built at the existing Zwilag interim storage facility.

Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2022
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide Uzbekistan with a grant of €7 million ($6.95m) to support work on the reclamation of uranium legacy sites at Charkesar and Yangiabad, the press service of State Committee of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection (SCUEEP) and EBRD have reported. The agreement for the grant project was signed on 1 September in London by SCUEEP Chairman Narzullo Oblomuradov and Balthazar Lindauer, Director of the EBRD Nuclear Safety Department.

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
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