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China's third-generation nuclear power technology, Hualong One (HPR 1000), with independent intellectual property rights successfully passed the European Utility Requirements (EUR) compliance assessment and obtained the EUR certification, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced.

Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-hulaong-one-passes-eur-compliance-assessment-8362485

Terrestrial Energy and Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) have started a graphite irradiation testing programme at the High Flux Reactor (HFR) in the Netherlands. This work is part of broader programme underway for confirmatory testing of components and systems in the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR).

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Irradiation-testing-of-IMSR-moderator-graphite-beg

Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza experts have approved the project for the modernisation of the PIK reactor at BP Konstantinov St Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI) in Gatchina, part of the Kurchatov Institute National Research Centre. "

Date: Friday, 02 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-approves-modernisation-of-pik-reactor-8160978

Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes has said that more nuclear power may join solar and wind in the Dutch energy mix after 2030, in particular small modular reactors (SMR) with a capacity of up to 400MW.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnetherlands-pushes-for-more-nuclear-8153490

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its Netherlands 2020 Energy Policy Review said The Netherlands “is aiming for a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy and has placed ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets at the centre of energy and climate policy.”

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-netherlands-energy-review-focuses-on-renewables-and-hydrogen-8148588

Russia’s BP Konstantinova Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics has announced a tender for the development of a core design for the PIK research reactor in Gatchina, RosTender.info reported on 7 July.

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstender-announced-to-provide-fuel-for-russias-pik-reactor-8018410

The slightly elevated levels of three different radioisotopes recently detected in northern Europe are probably related to a nuclear reactor which is either operating or undergoing maintenance, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement on 3 July.

The recorded air concentrations of the particles were very low and posed no risk to human health and the environment, the statement said.

However, the IAEA also said the geographical origin of the release has not yet been determined.

Last week, Estonia, Finland and Sweden reported levels of ruthenium-103, caesium-134 and caesium-137 isotopes in the air which were higher than usual.

The IAEA, in an effort to help identify the possible origin of the radioisotopes, contacted counterparts in Europe and asked for information about whether they were detected in their countries, and if any event there may have been associated with the atmospheric release.

Date: Saturday, 04 July 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/elevated-radioisotope-levels-in-nordic-region-likely-linked-to-nuclear-reactor-7-5-2020

A consignment of Russian equipment has been delivered to the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Cadarache in France, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 23 April.

Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-receives-equipment-from-russia-and-italy-7892298