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Ukraine’s Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) has completed drilling ten groundwater wells, bringing the plant closer to having a longer-term solution for the provision of cooling water to the shutdown reactors after destruction of the Kakhovka dam in June, according to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.

Date: Thursday, 28 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswater-supply-for-zaporizhia-nears-solution-11175519

Russia’s DV Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA, part of Rosatom) says a Japanese test assembly has completed testing for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), under construction in France. Eight elements of a prototype divertor, passed 6,000 test cycles at loads from 5 to 20 MW per square metre, confirming "the compliance of the Japanese element with the highest requirements" of ITER. The tests were carried out at the ITER Divertor Test Facility (IDTF) in St Petersburg, which supports tasks for the ITER project.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-niiefa-tests-japanese-component-for-iter-11000375

Unit 1 at Russia’s Smolensk NPP has been closed for a scheduled maintenance outage during which major work will be carried out to restore characteristics of the graphite stack of the reactor in addition to replacing the technological channels. This procedure (URH) has already been performed on the RBMK reactors at the Leningrad and Kursk NPPs but never before at Smolensk.

Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmolensk-npp-to-restore-graphite-stack-at-the-unit-1-rbmk-reactor-10952649

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says its staff's presence at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine is needed to help stabilise the nuclear safety and security situation.

Date: Tuesday, 09 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Increased-urgency-for-IAEA-mission-to-Zaporizhzhia

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, on 28 April, returning from Ukraine, briefed journalists on his visit to the Chernobyl NPP, including the results of initial radiation monitoring conducted by IAEA experts in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and his talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Date: Wednesday, 04 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-director-general-returns-from-ukraine-report-issued-9669727

Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 19 March that Ukrainian engineers had repaired and reconnected one of three previously disconnected power lines linking the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to the electricity grid.

Date: Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-says-power-restored-to-zaporozhye-9564565

Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 16 March that the Zaporozhye NPP (ZNPP) had lost connection to a third power line but that two others remained available and there was no safety concern, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

Date: Friday, 18 March 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-and-ukrainian-regulator-provide-updates-on-nuclear-facilities-9558886

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, held talks in Turkey with Ukraine's foreign minister and Russia's foreign minister and said "we are making progress on the safety and security of nuclear facilities in Ukraine". 

Date: Friday, 11 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-chief-in-Turkey-for-talks-on-Ukraine-nuclear

The ITER group, in a ceremony on 28 July marked the start of the machine assembly of the international experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor under construction at Cadarache in France.

Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsassembly-of-iter-begins-in-france-8053044