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A review of the management of treated water stored at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has been carried out by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It says the two options under consideration for disposing of this water - discharge into the sea and via vapour release - are both technically feasible.

Date: Saturday, 04 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-supports-discharge-of-Fukushima-Daiichi-water

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) estimates that JPY1370 billion or $12.6 billion will be required over the next 12 years to remove melted nuclear fuel from reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstepco-reports-on-fuel-removal-and-contaminated-water-disposal-7854118

Storage tanks at the site are expected to be full around the summer of 2022 Two options being considered for controlled disposal of large amounts of treated water stored at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan are both technically feasible, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.

In a review published on 2 April the Vienna-based agency said the two proposals – vapour release and discharges to the sea – were outlined by a Japanese advisory subcommittee in February. They are routinely used by operating nuclear power plants worldwide under specific regulatory authorisations based on safety and environmental impact assessments.

IAEA experts said the subcommittee’s recommendations to the Japanese government were based on a comprehensive and scientifically sound analysis addressing the necessary technical, non-technical and safety aspects. It said a decision on which method will be used should be taken “urgently”.

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/options-for-disposal-of-treated-water-are-technically-feasible-says-iaea-4-4-2020

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is dispatching a first batch of equipment to more than 40 countries to enable them to use a nuclear-derived technique to rapidly detect the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This emergency assistance is part of the IAEA's response to requests for support from around 90 Member States in controlling an increasing number of infections worldwide.

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-dispatches-COVID-19-detection-equipment

A planned emergency exercise coordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) went ahead last week with the participation of 35 countries and two Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization. The three-day exercise - from 24 to 26 March - was conducted while the responders in many Member States and in the IAEA's Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) worked remotely to support measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Date: Thursday, 02 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Pandemic-adds-to-emergency-exercise-complexity

Nuclear power has responded to the call to action in the public health crisis that each and every one of us is facing, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising.

Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Message-Nuclear-power-in-the-fight-against-COVID19

Nuclear power has responded to the call to action in the public health crisis that each and every one of us is facing, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising.

Date: Saturday, 28 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Message-Nuclear-power-in-the-fight-against-COVID-1

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is launching a three-year Coordinated Research Project focused on the economics of small modular reactors (SMRs). The project will provide Member States with an economic appraisal framework for the development and deployment of such reactors.

Date: Friday, 27 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-launches-project-to-examine-economics-of-SMRs

Photo courtesy Google. NucNet and the Swiss Nuclear Forum (Nuklearforum Schweiz) have launched an upgraded version of their Nuclearplanet world nuclear map, an interactive world map showing all civil nuclear power plants and radioactive waste repositories with key information on each site.

Nuclearplanet was developed by the Swiss Nuclear Forum and is hosted on their website, but can be accessed via NucNet’s website. It is available in English, French and German.

Nuclearplanet is maintained and updated by the Swiss Nuclear Forum in cooperation with NucNet based on data taken from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), the Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) and other primary sources.

Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nucnet-and-swiss-forum-launch-interactive-world-nuclear-map-3-2-2020