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US-based Oklo has submitted a Licensing Project Plan (LPP) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), outlining its plans for the future licensing of a first-of-a-kind fuel recycling facility. In early 2022, Oklo and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) signed an agreement to formalise their commitment to commercialising advanced fuel recycling technology.

Date: Saturday, 28 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-seeks-licence-for-fuel-recycling-facility-10548091

Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman says Saudi Arabia plans to use domestically-sourced uranium to develop its nuclear power industry. “We have large quantities of uranium, and we will exploit them commercially in the best way... We will deal with uranium reserves with full transparency, and we will search for the appropriate partners,” he noted.

Date: Friday, 20 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssaudi-arabia-to-use-domestic-uranium-for-nuclear-development-10529986

TVEL delivered nuclear fuel produced by Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant to the Belarusian nuclear power plant at Ostrovets in accordance with a bilateral contract agreed in 2017 - deliveries of nuclear fuel for the initial loading and the first refueling for each unit were included in the general construction contract.

Date: Thursday, 19 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TVEL-supplies-fuel-to-Belarusian-nuclear-power-pla

Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced that it now expects the reprocessing plant under construction at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture to begin commercial operation in 2024 instead of 2022, as had been previously scheduled.

Date: Friday, 06 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rokkasho-reprocessing-plant-completion-delayed-aga

Rosatom's TVEL fuel company has dispatched all shipments to China scheduled for 2022 in order to supply the first core loading of the CFR-600 sodium-cooled pool-type fast-neutron reactor at Xiapu in China's Fujian province.

Date: Thursday, 05 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-for-Chinese-fast-reactor-dispatched-from-Russ

The agreement with France's Framatome follows a deal with US firm Westinghouse and is part of the Bulgarian nuclear power plant's diversification of nuclear fuel supply.

Date: Thursday, 05 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kozloduy-and-Framatome-sign-nuclear-fuel-agreement

Rosatom plans to obtain a licence for the construction of a BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast reactor at unit 5 of the Beloyarsk NPP in 2027. It will be the world’s largest fast reactor breaking the record already held by Russia for Beloyark unit 4 with its BN-800. Construction of Beloyarsk 5 is scheduled for 2035. Meanwhile, preparatory work will be carried out, Valery Shamansky, Deputy Chief Engineer for Safety and Reliability at Beloyarsk NPP told a press conference. 

Date: Wednesday, 04 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbeloyarsk-npp-prepares-for-construction-of-bn-1200-10486479

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León sets out her hopes for the industry in 2023 - and Sprott's John Ciampaglia discusses the uranium market.

Date: Monday, 02 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Podcast-Focus-on-uranium-plus-India-s-nuclear-hist