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In his latest update on the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said powerful explosions had shaken windows at the site, “underlining the urgent need for maximum military restraint to reduce the danger of a nuclear accident as the conflict enters its third year”.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-call-for-maximum-restraint-as-explosions-rock-ukraine-nuclear-plant-11551598

Global Laser Enrichment (GLE), jointly owned by Australia’s Silex Systems (51%) and Canada’s Cameco (49%), have approved GLE’s operating plan and budget for calendar year (CY) 2024 that enables the continuation of accelerated activities to commercialise the Silex uranium enrichment technology.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgle-to-further-accelerate-commercialisation-of-silex-enrichment-technology-11540478

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has reiterated his call for "maximum restraint and strict observance" of the UN-backed safety principles at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant because of the "continued volatile situation".

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Grossi-issues-fresh-call-for-restraint-around-Zapo

In his latest update on the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said IAEA experts are continuing to closely monitor the staffing situation at the plant.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-monitors-staffing-at-zaporizhia-npp-and-investigates-drone-attacks-11531758

The European Commission has launched an Industrial Alliance dedicated to small modular reactors (SMRs), aiming to facilitate the development of SMRs in Europe by the early 2030s. The announcement came as the commission presented its assessment for a 2040 climate target for the EU.

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/European-SMR-Industrial-Alliance-launched

Ukraine’s Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko has revealed plans to build four new units at the Khmelnitsky NPP with construction expected to start later this year. These include two Russian designed VVER-1000 units to be built using equipment imported from the cancelled Belene project in Bulgaria. The other two will be Westinghouse-supplied AP-1000 units.

Date: Thursday, 01 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraine-plans-four-new-units-for-khmelnitsky-npp-11477072

At 04:01 Moscow time on 31 January the second unit at the Kursk nuclear power plant, an RBMK-1000 reactor, came to the end of its service life and stopped generating power. It began commercial operation in 1979.

Date: Thursday, 01 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kursk-s-second-unit-retired-after-45-years-operati

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says he will visit Ukraine, Russia and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant within the next two weeks, with one aim being to ascertain long-term plans for the plant, such as any proposal to restart units.

Date: Saturday, 27 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Grossi-to-visit-Zaporizhzhia,-warns-against-compla