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The IAEA is addressing some of today’s biggest global challenges, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told delegates at the opening of the Agency’s 66th annual General Conference which ran from 26-30 September.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-increases-its-projections-for-nuclear-power-growth-10062251

Discussions with ministers from several African countries have been held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference about nuclear power's potential role in helping economic development and water supply while also mitigating climate change as it provides clean and reliable energy.

Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-power-s-potential-for-Africa,-highlighted

Repair works on corrosion problems at some of French state-controlled utility EDF's nuclear reactors are well on track, EDF's outgoing CEO Jean-Bernard Levy has told a parliamentary hearing. He added those works had been completed at unit 3 of the Tricastin NPP.

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsedf-says-corrosion-issues-on-track-but-problems-remain-10020873

EDF says that nuclear power generation at its French reactors in August fell by 37.6% year on year to 18.1TWh, mainly due to the impact of the discovery of stress corrosion at some plants.

Date: Saturday, 17 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsedf-says-nuclear-output-fell-in-august-but-forecasts-increase-in-2024-10013081

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-mission-reviews-nuclear-regulation-in-argentina-10009986

CO2 emissions from the USA's largest 100 power producers increased by 7% between 2020 and 2021, according to the latest benchmarking study in a series that began in 1997. 2021's CO2 levels nonetheless remained 16% lower than 1990 levels and about 34% lower than their peak in 2007.

Date: Friday, 09 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Benchmarking-study-sees-uptick-in-US-emissions

The President of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen, explains its importance and how industry can help with its goal of sharing of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. Also in this edition, Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, outlines its ambitions to "solve" the nuclear waste disposal issue.

Date: Friday, 02 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Podcast-Gustavo-Zlauvinen-on-the-NPT-and-peaceful

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reported in its financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2022 that refurbishment of unit 3 of Darlington nuclear generating station was progressing ahead of schedule. Unit 3, the second of four units to undergo a mid-life overhaul, is now expected to return to service by late 2023. “The earlier return to service date reflects OPG’s commitment to incorporating lessons learned from the successful unit 2 refurbishment into the planning and execution of the refurbishment of unit 3 to date, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” OPG said.

Date: Friday, 19 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrefurbishment-of-darlington-npp-unit-3-ahead-of-schedule-9937081

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) said it now anticipates that it will identify a preferred site by autumn 2024. NWMO has been engaged in a process to identify a site for a deep geological repository since 2012. “Site selection is a critical milestone, marking the beginning of a new series of activities, including the regulatory decision-making process,” it said. “With a project of such complexity and generational scope, we have always anticipated that we will need to adapt over the course of the process, while also keeping an eye on the long view.”

Date: Friday, 19 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadas-nwmo-defers-repository-site-selection-to-2024-9937149

Fuel channel installation has been completed at Darlington unit 3, and the unit is now expected to return to service by late 2023 - several months earlier than planned - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced. The unit is the second of four Darlington units to undergo a mid-life overhaul.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Milestone-as-reached-Darlington-refurbishment-is-a