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In a recent position paper, the Belgian Nuclear Society (BNS) welcomed the political decision to keep two reactors - Doel 4 and Tihange 3 - in operation beyond 2025 because of security of electricity supply concerns. However, it questions why the operation of the units has been limited to just ten years.

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/BNS-questions-limit-to-extended-operation-of-Belgi

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) team of experts on 17 June completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Finland at the request of the Finnish Government. The mission, hosted by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), was the third in Finland, which invited the first IPPAS mission in 2009 and a follow-up in 2012.

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-completes-nuclear-security-advisory-mission-in-finland-9788707

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has conducted more than 3,000 in-field verification activities and spent more than 14,500 days in the field in 2021, according to the Safeguards Statement for 2021. This represents a return to the pre-pandemic trend of increasing worldwide in-field nuclear verification effort year after year. The Safeguards Statement presents the IAEA’s findings and safeguards conclusions for all States for which the IAEA implemented safeguards during the year. IAEA safeguards are technical measures embedded in safeguards agreements, implemented by the IAEA to verify that nuclear material remains in peaceful use.

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-reports-increased-in-field-nuclear-verification-9780068

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission to Finland. The International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission included a review of the legislative and regulatory framework for the physical protection of nuclear material and associated facilities and activities.

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Finland-has-reinforced-its-nuclear-security-regime

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it conducted more than 3000 in-field verification activities at more than 1300 nuclear facilities and locations, with more than 14,600 days in the field in 2021 - as well as 2135 additional days in the field spent in quarantine.

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-says-in-field-verification-back-above-pre-pan

Climate change - if left unchecked - could cost the global economy USD178 trillion over the next 50 years, according to a new report from Deloitte. But if the world acts now to rapidly achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, the transformation of the economy would set the world up for stronger economic growth by 2070.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Climate-inaction-could-cost-world-USD178-trillion

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that an Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) team of experts had visited Denmark from 1-9 May at the request of the government. The mission concluded that Denmark has developed and implemented a robust and well-functioning system for maintaining and further enhancing the safety and effectiveness of used fuel and radioactive waste management.  However, the team also noted that the national programme for the management of radioactive waste should be further developed and its implementation requires significant efforts.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-mission-finds-progress-in-waste-management-in-denmark-9706008

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission has found that Slovenia is continuously working to further strengthen its mature nuclear and radiation safety framework. This includes holding emergency exercises with cyber security scenarios. The IAEA team said the Government should consider allotting sufficient funding and human resources to the regulators to guarantee their sustained independence and performance.

Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-completes-regulatory-review-in-slovenia-9635726

Lithuania's State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) recently issued two licences to the Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) to start industrial operation of solid radioactive waste management and storage facilities. It also granted a permit for the transportation of waste to a very-low-level radioactive waste repository.

Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Lithuanian-regulator-issues-waste-management-permi

Slovenia is continuously working to further strengthen its mature nuclear and radiation safety framework, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team recommended the government should consider allotting sufficient funding and human resources to the country's nuclear regulators to guarantee their sustained independence and performance.

Date: Friday, 15 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Slovenia-committed-to-nuclear-safety,-says-IAEA