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Orano group on 1 October confirmed the acquisition by Orano Nuclear Packages and Services (Orano NPS) of Daher group’s German nuclear activities – Daher Nuclear Technologies Gmbh (DNT) – and its United States subsidiary TLI.

Date: Tuesday, 05 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsorano-acquires-dahers-nuclear-activities-9128927

Romanian nuclear utility Societatea Na?ionala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) has informed shareholders and investors that on 24 September it had established SNN subsidiary, Uranium Concentrate Processing Factory-Feldioara.

Date: Friday, 01 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsromanias-nuclearelectrica-establishes-subsidiary-for-uranium-concentrate-processing-9120822

Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said that VVER-1000 fuel assemblies (FAs) containing experimental fuel elements with REMIX fuel, had been operated in the reactor at unit 3 of Russia’s Balakovo NPP for three fuel campaigns - about five calendar years.

Date: Friday, 24 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsremix-fuel-elements-complete-operational-tests-at-balakovo-9104322

World nuclear generating capacity is set to continue its upward trend with demand for uranium fuel increasing over the period to 2040, according to the projections in the latest edition of World Nuclear Association's Nuclear Fuel Report. Uranium resources are more than enough to meet that demand, but intense development of new projects will be needed in the current decade to avoid potential supply disruptions.

Date: Thursday, 09 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-fuel-report-sees-positive-long-term-future

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 27 August completed a two-month review of Japan's plans and activities to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, highlighting considerable achievements over the past decade as well as major challenges ahead. It followed four previous such IAEA missions since the 2011 accident and was conducted at the request of the Government of Japan.

Date: Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-review-of-japans-plans-to-decommission-fukushima-daiichi-9043845

Jacques Peythieu, Chief Executive Officer of Orano Conversion & Enrichment, discusses the company's recovery from the impacts of the pandemic and industrial action, 2020 results, production ramp up at its Philippe Coste plant in France, and possible transformation of the conversion market due to the recently announced restart of Honeywell's conversion plant at Metropolis in the USA. He also assesses the prospects of enrichment market and the expected requirements for HALEU (high-assay low-enriched uranium), as well as potential hurdles to supply capabilities or to transportation of this material. A multinational nuclear fuel cycle company headquartered in Hauts-de-Seine, France, Orano has an order book worth EUR26 billion (USD31 billion).

Date: Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Q-A-Orano-Conversion-Enrichment-CEO-Jacques-Peythi

Kazatomprom may buy additional material in the spot market during the second half of this year to keep its inventories within its targeted range and to meet sales commitments for the rest of 2021, CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said as the company's half-year results were released yesterday. Pirmatov is to step down as CEO with effect from 2 September.

Date: Saturday, 28 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kazatomprom-considers-making-purchases-to-rebuild

Conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site have improved since a review in 2018, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded following its fifth review of Japan's plans and activities to decommission the plant. The IAEA team of experts reviewed the current situation at the site and future plans in areas such as the removal of used fuel and the retrieval of fuel debris, radioactive waste, water and site management.

Date: Saturday, 28 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-continued-progress-at-Fukushima-Daii-(1)

Russia has finished pouring concrete for the foundation slab of its new BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast reactor at the Siberian Chemical Combine's (SCC's) Seversk site. It is part of an overall programme to close the nuclear fuel cycle.

Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Foundation-set-in-place-for-BREST-reactor

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on 18 August that Iran’s nuclear programme and activities were fully in line with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and its Safeguards commitments. Khatibzadeh noted in a statement that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been supervising Iran’s nuclear activities and that Tehran had notified the IAEA of its measures in advance.

Date: Friday, 20 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-says-nuclear-developments-do-not-violate-npt-or-safeguards-commitments-9012352