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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) team has concluded a ten-day mission to review the emergency preparedness and response (EPR) framework for nuclear and radiological emergencies in the Kingdom of Morocco. The was carried out at the request of the Moroccan Government and hosted by the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR).

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-reviews-moroccos-nuclear-emergency-preparedness-10281480

A maintenance and refuelling outage is under way at the Krško Nuclear Power Plant in Slovenia, operating company NEK has announced. All overhaul works, involving some 45,000 activities, is expected to last a month, are managed and supervised by NEK employees in cooperation with external contractors from Slovenia and Croatia and contractors of specific works in the nuclear industry from the international environment, NEK said. More than 2,100 people enter the plant every day and more than 1,500 people work there during peak hours.

Date: Saturday, 15 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsslovenias-krko-npp-undergoes-upgrade-iaea-assesses-emergency-preparedness-10085865

Seeing the fellows turning their diversity to an advantage, looking at problems from different perspectives and avoiding group think, were among the key takeaways from his experience as a mentor at World Nuclear University, writes former Centrus chief operating officer Bob Van Namen.

Date: Saturday, 15 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-What-I-learned-as-a-mentor-at-WNU-s-Sum

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 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide Uzbekistan with a grant of €7 million ($6.95m) to support work on the reclamation of uranium legacy sites at Charkesar and Yangiabad, the press service of State Committee of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection (SCUEEP) and EBRD have reported. The agreement for the grant project was signed on 1 September in London by SCUEEP Chairman Narzullo Oblomuradov and Balthazar Lindauer, Director of the EBRD Nuclear Safety Department.

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuzbekistan-receives-ebrd-grant-to-remediate-legacy-uranium-sites-9980584

After leading the 14-member Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzia (ISAMZ), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi summarised the situation at the NPP sayng that the physical integrity of the plant had been violated.

Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newszaporizhizhia-physical-integrity-violated-9977999

Environmental remediation of former uranium mining sites at Yangiabad and Charkesar in Uzbekistan is set to begin following the signing of a EUR7 million (USD7 million) grant agreement between the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia (ERA) and the Uzbek government.

Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cleanup-of-two-Uzbek-sites-to-start-in-early-2023

Ukraine has received a large batch of vital radiation protection and monitoring equipment offered by Australia and France and delivered by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said.

Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-delivers-radiation-monitoring-equipment-to-ukraine-9861624

The first of five containers for used fuel that are planned to be stored in the Garoña Individualised Temporary Warehouse (Aeroparque Tecnológico Industrial - ATI) were put in place on 7 July, in accordance with the Spent Fuel Management Plan (PGCG) of Santa María de Garoña NPP, recently approved by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, following a favourable report from the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN).

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-used-fuel-from-spains-santa-mara-de-garoa-npp-goes-to-storage-9842528

The first container holding used fuel from the Garoña nuclear power plant in Spain has been placed in the on-site interim dry storage facility. Removal of all the used fuel from the plant's storage pool must be completed before decommissioning work begins.

Date: Friday, 08 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-used-fuel-placed-in-Garona-storage-facility