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The West Burton power plant site in Nottinghamshire, England, has been selected to host the UK's prototype fusion energy plant - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The demonstration plant is due to begin operating by 2040.

Date: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Winning-bid-announced-to-host-UK-fusion-plant

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-increases-projection-of-nuclear-power-growth

London-based NIA says final decision on Sizewell C ‘vital’ The Hinkley Point C nuclear project in Southwest England employs around 8,000 people, up from 6,300 in 2021. Courtesy EDF. Nuclear industry employment has grown to its highest level in five years as new nuclear projects are developed, according to the London-based Nuclear Industry Association’s annual Jobs Map.

The civil nuclear sector employs 64,509 people across the UK, an increase of over 3,000 compared to 2021, although the NIA said urgent investment is needed to sustain that trend and ensure that nationally critical skills are not lost as the existing nuclear fleet retires.

The Hinkley Point C nuclear project in Southwest England employs around 8,000 people, up from 6,300 in 2021, at what is the largest construction site in Europe. Over 950 apprentices having been trained on the project to date, and it will continue to support thousands of jobs across the country as it begins its next major phase.

As a replica of Hinkley Point C, the much-delayed Sizewell C nuclear station in southeast England would also deliver thousands of new jobs, so government action to get the project to a final investment decision is vital, the NIA said.

Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/industry-employment-at-highest-level-in-five-years-in-uk-9-4-2022

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

On 6 September the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a lengthy report on the situation in Ukraine, and later that day IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi addressed the UN Security Council by video link on the same subject. Meanwhile, shelling of the Zaporozhzhia NPP (ZNPP) continued despite IAEA experts being stationed at the site following the IAEA's Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhia (ISAMZ). ZNPP has been held by Russian forces since early March, but its Ukrainian staff continue to operate the plant.

Date: Friday, 09 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-issues-report-on-zaporozhzhia-and-addresses-un-security-council-9988384

Outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK government will provide £700 million ($807m) in funding for the Sizewell C NPP.

Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssizewell-c-gets-government-funding-9977926

The UK government has announced GBP3.3 million (USD3.8 million) in funding to support the development of advanced nuclear technology. Six projects aimed at developing Advanced Modular Reactors (AMRs) in the UK have been selected to receive funding totalling GBP2.5 million.

Date: Saturday, 03 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-government-funding-for-advanced-reactor-develop

The UK government will provide GBP700 million (USD807 million) in funding for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant project, departing Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced during a speech at the Sizewell B plant in Suffolk, England.

Date: Friday, 02 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-government-allocates-more-funding-to-Sizewell-C

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhia (ISAMZ) set out for Ukraine on the evening of 29 August to ensure nuclear safety and security at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). Earlier that day IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi wrote on his Twitter page: "The IAEA support and assistance mission is already on its way to the Zaporizhzhia NPP. I am proud to be leading this mission, which will arrive at the ZNPP later this week.” He added that "it is necessary to protect the security of Ukraine and Europe's largest nuclear facility”.

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-team-sets-out-to-zaporizhzhya-npp-in-ukraine-9964014