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The Republic of Kazakhstan and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed to strengthen collaboration in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology, following a visit by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi to Astana.

Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-and-kazakhstan-agree-to-strengthen-nuclear-cooperation-10786440

Even oil-rich companies of Middle East are eying reactors, as more nations announce plans for SMRs Russian troops occupied the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station, which was damaged by shelling. File photo courtesy IAEA. 2022 was a year of mega milestones for nuclear energy.

Countries around the world turned to nuclear as a reliable low-carbon energy source as they looked for ways to wean themselves off Russian imports and lower carbon emissions.

New plants began operating, deals for small modular reactors were signed and countries announced ambitious plans for new-build.

On the political front, US president Joe Biden signed into law new legislation that will help to finance struggling nuclear reactors and could save dozens from being shut down early. In Europe, the nuclear industry celebrated when members of the European parliament decided to “follow the science” and support legislation which includes nuclear in the bloc’s sustainable finance taxonomy for green investment.

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/five-major-developments-that-are-setting-the-stage-for-2023-and-beyond-1-1-2023


Russia has removed highly-enriched irradiated liquid nuclear fuel from Uzbekistan's IIN-3M research reactor. Moscow-based Sosny, which develops technologies for the preparation of used nuclear fuel for reprocessing or storage, said the shipment was completed on 24 September.

Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfuel-removal-paves-way-for-decommissioning-of-uzbek-research-complex-4682488