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Three organisations have won a total of GBP1.3 million (USD1.4 million) in funding to develop four cutting-edge telexistence innovations for defence, security and nuclear decommissioning applications.

Date: Saturday, 01 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-telexistence-contest-winners-announced

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission said Slovakia is committed to maintaining and strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, as the it prepares to start up a third reactor unit at the Mochovce NPP.  The team also noted areas where it could be further enhanced, for example by increasing coordination between different national authorities involved in regulatory oversight.

Date: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-says-slovakia-is-committed-to-a-high-level-of-safety-10031124

South Korea’s Ministry of Environment has released a revised draft of its K-Taxonomy including nuclear power. The ministry had excluded nuclear power generation in its draft released in December 2021. However, the European Union (EU) included nuclear power generation in its taxonomy in July and this decision influenced the new draft.

Date: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssouth-korea-includes-nuclear-in-its-k-taxonomy-10031333

Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers has announced that money has been allocated for the construction of the Pallas reactor at Petten, in The Netherlands. The ministry reserves €30 million ($29.5m) for the project this year and €129 million a year from next year, NRG said.

Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnetherlands-government-supports-construction-of-pallas-reactor-10026021

Funding has been allocated in the coming years for the construction of the Pallas research reactor in Petten, the Netherlands, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers announced.

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Initial-funding-in-place-for-Pallas-construction

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

Dutch nuclear energy development company ULC-Energy BV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US utility Constellation to support the deployment of a fleet of Rolls-Royce small modular reactors (SMRs) in the Netherlands.

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Constellation-to-help-Dutch-Rolls-Royce-SMR-deploy

Rolls-Royce SMR of the UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Škoda JS to explore areas of collaboration for the Rolls-Royce small modular reactor (SMR) plant, for deployment both in the Czech Republic and broader central European regions.

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rolls-Royce-and-Skoda-JS-to-collaborate-on-SMR-dep

Rolls-Royce SMR has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch nuclear energy development company ULC-Energy BV to collaborate on the deployment of Rolls-Royce small modular reactor (SMR) power plants in the Netherlands.

Date: Friday, 26 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Collaboration-for-Rolls-Royce-SMR-deployment-in-th

Nuclear generation bounced back from the pandemic-related decline seen in 2020, increasing by 100 TWh to reach 2653 TWh in 2021, according to World Nuclear Association's latest performance report which has just been published.

Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energy-security-bolstered-by-more-nuclear-generati