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US-based BWX Technologies subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) has been awarded a $122m contract extension from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for the down-blending of highly enriched uranium (HEU) into low enriched uranium (LEU).

Date: Saturday, 17 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbwxt-subsidiary-awarded-contract-extension-for-uranium-down-blending-services-11520059

JSC Ruspolimet in Vyksa (Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region) has shipped the lead transport and packaging container TUK-137T.A1 manufactured for the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. The equipment was manufactured by Ruspolimet for Tekhsnabexport (Tenex), Rosatom’s sales and trading division.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinnovative-equipment-for-handling-spent-nuclear-fuel-sent-to-akkuyu-npp-11519933

Newcleo's UK operations managing director sets out the benefits of its lead-cooled fast reactor technology, its plans for a demonstrator reactor and MOX fuel factory in France, and its future goal of rolling out up to 20 of its reactors in the UK.

Date: Friday, 02 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Podcast-Newcleo-s-Andrew-Murdoch-on-its-lead-coole

Belgium has a robust national infrastructure for the management of radioactive waste and used fuel, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission has said, and recommended the development of consolidated policies for specific waste streams and for decision-making on a geological repository.

Date: Tuesday, 09 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-Belgian-commitment-to-waste-management

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) team of experts found that Belgium demonstrated commitment to the safe management of its radioactive waste and used fuel. The 11-day mission was carried out at the request of Belgium and hosted by ONDRAF/NIRAS, the Belgian National Agency for Radioactive Waste & Enriched Fissile Material management.

Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-reviews-belgiums-radioactive-waste-and-used-fuel-11387295

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to Kazakhstan to review the country's process for selecting the site of a planned nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-assesses-Kazakh-plant-site-selection-process

Iran has started construction of its indigenously-designed Karoun NPP in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, according to Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI). The NPP will be built at Darkhovin about 70 kilometres from the southwestern city of Ahvaz in the provincial capital of Khuzestan, near the Karun River. Eslami told reporters after a cabinet meeting that the government has signed contracts with domestic companies to equip the plant.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-begins-construction-of-karoun-npp-and-new-uranium-mine-11265705

The supply agreement with China Nuclear International Corporation was finalised earlier this year, Cameco said. The 2023 International Natural Uranium Industry Development Forum also included updates on China's domestic uranium efforts.

Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cameco-announces-supply-contract-at-Beijing-uraniu

An agreement between Orano and Mongolian state-owned investment company Erdenes Mongol LLC sets out the framework for an investment agreement that will lay the foundations for a long-term relationship for the development and industrial operation of the Zuuvch-Ovoo uranium project in south-western Mongolia. The investment agreement is expected to be signed by the end of the year.

Date: Saturday, 14 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Franco-Mongolian-protocol-lays-foundations-for-ura