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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission should address potential impacts of climate change–related hazards during the licensing process for nuclear power plants, the Government Accountability Office has recommended.

Date: Saturday, 13 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NRC-should-assess-risks-from-climate-change,-repor

The 2024 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP29) will convene in November 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event will be led by Azerbaijan Ecology Minister Mukhtar Babayev.

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspreparations-for-cop-29-underway-11669562

Five sites have been selected for the next phase of the UK Chief Nuclear Inspector’s (CNI’s) themed inspection on climate change. The CNI themed inspections were introduced in 2017 and are designed to examine regulatory matters that are strategic or broader in nature than the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s (ONR’s) more routine regulatory inspection activities. They also raise awareness of important issues and highlight ONR’s regulatory activities and expectations to a wider audience, in addition to the nuclear industry.

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfive-sites-selected-for-uk-onr-themed-inspection-on-climate-change-11597654

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has selected five nuclear sites where it will carry out inspections to assess arrangements for and resilience to climate change effects. It recently hosted a meeting with fellow international regulators to discuss the implications of climate change on the nuclear sector.

Date: Friday, 08 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-nuclear-regulator-assesses-preparedness-for-cli

The European Commission has launched an Industrial Alliance dedicated to small modular reactors (SMRs), aiming to facilitate the development of SMRs in Europe by the early 2030s. The announcement came as the commission presented its assessment for a 2040 climate target for the EU.

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/European-SMR-Industrial-Alliance-launched

The UK’s planned Sizewell C NPP in Suffolk is planning to power a temporary water desalination plant using electricity from the operating Sizewell B NPP. Sizewell C says the desalination facility “will ensure the Sizewell C project has the water it needs until a new water main provides a permanent supply in the early 2030s.”

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdesalination-plant-planned-for-sizewell-c-11282427

A temporary water desalination plant, powered with electricity from Sizewell B, is planned to meet the water requirements for the construction of the Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk, UK. A new water main is expected to provide a permanent supply in the early 2030s.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Desalination-plant-planned-for-Sizewell-C-construc

The supply agreement with China Nuclear International Corporation was finalised earlier this year, Cameco said. The 2023 International Natural Uranium Industry Development Forum also included updates on China's domestic uranium efforts.

Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cameco-announces-supply-contract-at-Beijing-uraniu