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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has recently hosted an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) at units 1&2 of its Saeul NPP (formerly Shin-Kori units 3&4). The 13 experts from 11 countries inspected 10 areas including leadership, operation, maintenance, emergency response, and accident management in accordance with the international nuclear safety standards that were strengthened after the 2011 Fukushima accident.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskhnp-hosts-iaea-osart-mission-at-saeul-npp-units-12-10377798

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has ordered the country's three remaining nuclear power stations to continue operating until mid-April. Scholz’s order ends weeks of dispute within his governing coalition. The head of the liberal Free Democratic Party coalition partner, Christian Lindner, was pressing to keep all three plants running until at least 2024, while the Green Party led by Economy Minister Robert Habeck insisted on closing them as scheduled at the end of 2022. The Greens wanted only two plants to be kept on standby, to be used if needed in face of the energy crisis sparked by European sanctions on Russian energy. The liberal Free Democratic Party, on the other hand, had been pushing to keep all three reactors active until 2024.

Date: Friday, 21 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgermany-extends-nuclear-power-use-until-april-10102309

US Georgia Power has announced that fuel load into the reactor core at unit 3 of the Vogtle NPP is underway, marking “a milestone toward start-up and commercial operation of the first new nuclear units to be built in the US in more than three decades”.

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsvogtle-3-starts-nuclear-fuel-loading-10098015

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

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-increases-projection-of-nuclear-power-growth

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz - BMWK) has announced that it will extend the possible operation of two of its three remaining nuclear power plants until mid-April 2023 to provide an "emergency reserve" this winter in face of the current energy crisis resulting from sanctions on Russian oil and gas. The plants are scheduled for closure in December in line with Germany’s nuclear phase-out plan.

Date: Friday, 09 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstemporary-reprieve-for-two-german-npps-9988470

Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co (MNF), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, has announced that it intends to resume production of pressurised water reactor (PWR) fuel at its Tokai plant after receiving approval from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). MNF said it had applied to NRA for a pre-use inspection of processing facilities in July 2018 and a pre-use confirmation application in August 2020. “We are pleased to inform you that we have received a pre-use inspection pass certificate and a pre-use confirmation certificate from the same committee on the same day.

Date: Thursday, 01 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapanese-fuel-fabrication-plant-to-resume-activity-9967005

The Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (ÚJD - Úrad jadrového dozoru) has announced it has issued “authorisation for commissioning unit 3 at the Mochovce NPP, authorisation for radioactive waste, used nuclear fuel and nuclear material handling, and the permit for early use of the building”.

Date: Thursday, 01 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsslovak-regulator-authorises-commissioning-of-mochovce-npp-unit-3-9967719

Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co (MNF) is to resume production of pressurised water reactor fuel at its refurbished Tokai plant after receiving approval from the Japanese nuclear regulator.

Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Japanese-fuel-fabrication-plant-to-restart

The Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ÚJD) has issued the final authorisation for commissioning of unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant. Operator Slovenské elektrárne expects soon to start loading fuel into the reactor's core ahead of its commissioning.

Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Slovakia-s-Mochovce-3-permitted-to-start-up