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Start-up nuclear technology company Newcleo has announced the close of its €300 million equity raise, launched at its first AGM in March. The equity raise, which gathered interest in excess of the available amount, was completed in two months. Newcleo said around two thirds of existing investors from the initial €100m funding round in 2021 chose to invest further.

Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
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Italy’s Sogin, the public company responsible for decommissioning former NPPs and the management of radioactive waste, has said that dismantling of the former nuclear fabrication plant in Bosco Marengo, the Piedmont site in which nuclear fuel was manufactured, had been completed. "It is the first Italian plant in which Sogin has completed the dismantling activities provided for in Phase 1, reaching the so-called brown field state - milestone achieved through a significant acceleration in 2021 of about 16% of decommissioning activities," the company said.

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
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The UK-headquartered developer of small modular lead-cooled fast reactors, Newcleo, says it has successfully raised EUR300 million (USD316 million) and also announced it has contracted France’s Orano for feasibility studies on the establishment of a mixed plutonium-uranium oxides (MOX) production plant.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2022
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The dismantling of the former Fabbricazioni Nucleari di Bosco Marengo nuclear fuel fabrication plant has been successfully completed, Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), the Italian state-owned company responsible for dismantling the country's nuclear power plants, has announced. It is the first decommissioned Italian nuclear facility to reach the so-called 'brown field' status.

Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team on 25 May concluded a 10-day mission to Lithuania. The team said Lithuania’s national programme for managing radioactive waste and for decommissioning demonstrated a commitment to safety, while also noting areas where it could be further enhanced.

Date: Wednesday, 01 June 2022
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Lithuania's national programme for managing radioactive waste and decommissioning has demonstrated a commitment to safety, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, it noted areas where safety could be further enhanced.

Date: Friday, 27 May 2022
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that an Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) team of experts had visited Denmark from 1-9 May at the request of the government. The mission concluded that Denmark has developed and implemented a robust and well-functioning system for maintaining and further enhancing the safety and effectiveness of used fuel and radioactive waste management.  However, the team also noted that the national programme for the management of radioactive waste should be further developed and its implementation requires significant efforts.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted a roundtable at Downing Street on 21 March with leaders from the nuclear industry to discuss how to improve domestic energy security and rapidly accelerate nuclear projects in the UK.

Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2022
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Italy's Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) on 15 March submitted to the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MET) its proposal for the National Charter of Eligible Areas (CNAI) to host a national repository for radioactive waste and a technological park. This followed a year of public consultation.   MET, having acquired the technical opinion of the National Inspectorate for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ISIN), must now approve the Charter with its own decree, in agreement with the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility. The map will then be published on the websites of Sogin, the two Ministries and ISIN. 

Date: Friday, 18 March 2022
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UK-based innovative reactor developer Newcleo has signed a framework agreement with ENEA - the Italian national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development - to cooperate on the development of small, lead-cooled fast reactors.

Date: Thursday, 17 March 2022
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