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The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) has released a report recommending that South Korea and the US should strengthen cooperation in the nuclear power export market, which is currently dominated by Russia and China. This should include building a supply chain together.

Date: Saturday, 13 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfederation-of-korean-industries-calls-for-korea-us-smr-alliance-10842422

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

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 US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) says it has removed 45 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Japan and returned it to the USA. Fulfilling a commitment made at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, NNSA and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) have removed all HEU from the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA).

Date: Saturday, 13 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-removes-highly-enriched-uranium-from-japan-9924651