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Pairing a used fuel recycling facility with deep borehole disposal technology could reduce the total volume of waste requiring disposal in a deep geologic repository by greater than 90%, a study by Deep Isolation and SHINE Technologies has found.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Collaboration-points-way-to-potential-reductions-i

Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGR).

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-testing-of-HTGR-fuel-confirms-functionalit

Georgia Power has announced that the new Vogtle unit 4 AP1000 reactor has reached initial criticality, with the unit's in-service date now projected to be during the second quarter of 2024.

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Vogtle-4-reaches-inital-criticality

US-based Oklo has signed an Option & Right of First Refusal to Purchase Real Estate (land rights agreement) with the non-profit Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) for land including options for the siting of two powerhouses. This is an extension of Oklo and SODI’s May 2023 agreement for land to host two more of Oklo’s Aurora design fast neutron microreactors. Oklo received a site permit in December 2019 from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to build its first Aurora facility at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-firms-up-mmr-siting-agreement-and-receives-approval-for-fuel-fabrication-facility-11494087

NASA has completed the initial phase of its Fission Surface Power Project, which sought to develop concept designs for a small, electricity-generating nuclear fission reactor that could be used during a future demonstration on the Moon and to inform future designs for Mars.

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnasa-completes-initial-phase-of-lunar-nuclear-reactor-project-11494315

South Korea's HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) plans to develop a small modular reactor (SMR) for use in shipping in cooperation with the UK's Core Power and the USA's Southern Company and TerraPower.

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korean-shipbuilder-joins-maritime-SMR-project

The UK University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute and Canada-based nuclear services company Kinectrics have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on wide-ranging co-operation. The MOU will facilitate the progression of nuclear research, development of highly qualified personnel, and the commercialisation of novel nuclear technologies.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuniversity-of-manchester-and-kinetrics-agree-on-co-operation-11493192

A land rights agreement signed with the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) gives Oklo Inc the option and right of first refusal to purchase land in Southern Ohio where Oklo envisages deploying two of its Aurora 'powerhouses'. Meanwhile, the safety design strategy for a planned fuel facility in Idaho to support the deployment of its reactors has been approved by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Oklo-reports-progress-in-Idaho,-Ohio