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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

US-based Holtec International has announced that its HI-STORM MPC used fuel storage technology has been selected for a fleet of six reactors at four sites in Spain. This procurement was led by Spain’s national company, Enresa, and conducted under the European Union procurement rules. Holtec’s bid was joined by Spanish equipment manufacturer Equipos Nucleares SA (ENSA) as a consortium partner.

Date: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsspain-standardises-on-holtecs-multi-purpose-canister-10031320

An Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded a 13-day mission to Argentina. The IRRS team reviewed all regulatory functions and responsibilities of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) against international safety standards and concluded that the regulator had demonstrated a long-standing commitment to enhancing and promoting nuclear safety. The team also recommended areas where improvements can be made. The mission was conducted at the request of the Government of Argentina and hosted by ARN.

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-mission-reviews-nuclear-regulation-in-argentina-10009986

The Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) has renewed the environmental licence permitting continued construction of unit 3 at Brazil’s Angra NPP.

Date: Friday, 02 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinstallation-licence-renewed-for-brazils-angra-3-9969340

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 12 August that new shelling in the area of the Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP) was further underlining major nuclear safety and security risks at Europe’s largest NPP. However, based on the information provided by Ukraine, IAEA experts noted that systems important for nuclear safety and security had not been affected. Nevertheless, renewed shelling at or near the ZNPP was deeply troubling for nuclear safety and security Grossi said.

Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-addresses-un-security-council-on-zaporizhzhia-9928438

The United Nations Security Council has held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation involving the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Here is a round-up of what was said at the meeting, which was called following shelling of the site over the past week.

Date: Saturday, 13 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/In-quotes-UN-Security-Council-discusses-Zaporizhzh

Russia has asked for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi to brief an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Meanwhile G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia "hand back full control" of the plant "to its rightful sovereign owner, Ukraine".

Date: Thursday, 11 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/G7-demands-Russia-hand-over-Zaporizhzhia,-Russia-c

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team has completed a review of long-term operational safety of unit 1 at the Angra NPP in Brazil. The follow-up mission, requested by plant operator Eletrobras, reviewed the Angra NPP’s follow-up actions in response to recommendations and suggestions made during an IAEA Pre-Salto mission in 2018.

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-completes-safety-review-at-brazils-angra-npp-9772291

Unit could operate for up to 60 years The Angra nuclear station has two plants in operation and one under construction. Courtesy Sturm/Wikimedia Commons A review of long-term operational safety of Unit 1 at the Angra nuclear power station in Brazil has highlighted the need for workforce planning for the period of LTO, an International Atomic Energy Agency Salto (safety aspects of long-term operation) follow-up review mission concluded.

The mission also said a comprehensive programme to confirm resistance of electrical components to harsh conditions, called equipment qualification, should be fully implemented.

The mission, requested by Eletrobras Eletronuclear, the operator of the station, reviewed follow-up actions in response to recommendations and suggestions made during a similar mission in 2018.

The latest review focused on aspects essential to the safe LTO of Unit 1 at Angra, a 609-MW pressurised water reactor unit which began commercial operation in 1985. Eletrobras Eletronuclear is preparing a licence renewal application to extend the operating lifetime of Unit 1 from 40 to 60 years.

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/workforce-planning-needed-for-angra-1-lto-says-iaea-6-1-2022

The Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) review of plans to extend the operating lifetime of Angra 1 from 40 to 60 years reported on progress in addressing recommendations made by an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review in 2018.

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-team-review-Angra-extension-preparations