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One-and-a-half times more people support the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, according to a multinational public opinion poll conducted by market research firm Savanta on behalf of energy consultancy Radiant Energy Group.

Date: Saturday, 20 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Global-survey-finds-high-public-support-for-nuclea

A new record for cargo transported via Russia's Northern Sea Route was set in 2023 with existing nuclear icebreakers providing more than 730 vessel support services. Work continues to progress on two more nuclear-powered icebreakers.

Date: Saturday, 06 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-icebreakers-help-Northern-Sea-Route-to-rec

A new company, Halden Kjernekraft AS, has been founded by Norsk Kjernekraft, Østfold Energi and the municipality of Halden to investigate the construction of a nuclear power plant based on small modular reactors (SMRs) at Halden. A research reactor once operated in Halden, in Norway.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Study-to-consider-SMR-deployment-at-Halden

Norsk Kjernekraft and Denmark's Seaborg have signed a letter of intent to investigate the deployment of Seaborg's compact molten salt reactor (CMSR) in Norway.

Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Seaborg-SMR-to-be-considered-for-use-in-Norway

Norsk Kjernekraft has signed a letter of intent with TVO Nuclear Services (TVONS) - a consulting company wholly owned by Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) - to jointly investigate the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Norway.

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Norwegian-firm-enlists-Finnish-help-in-deploying-S

Remediation works at Mailuu-Suu - the largest uranium legacy site in Kyrgyzstan - are set to begin following the allocation of a grant of EUR23 million (USD25 million) from the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia (ERA), managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Remediation-of-Kyrgyz-uranium-legacy-site-to-start

The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) has said that "Energoatom is the only legitimate licensee of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) and that the plant has to be operated as per licence conditions and in accordance with Ukrainian and international legal and regulatory requirements, under the supervision of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU)."

Date: Friday, 02 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseurope-backs-ukrainian-claims-to-znpp-as-russia-strengthens-control-of-the-plant-10399896

European safety regulators have backed Ukraine as the rightful owner and authority to oversee the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia's Rosenergoatom has appointed Yury Chernichuk as 'director' of the plant.

Date: Thursday, 01 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulators-back-Ukraine-for-Zaporizhzhia-ownership

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

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