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Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) says it has completed the first stage of demolition of buildings at the Unit for Decommissioning of Caldas (UDC) in southern Minas Gerais, which is currently undertaking clean-up of a former uranium mine. Altogether 12 buildings were demolished at the industrial plant comprising 1,900 square metres of disused structures. The cooling tower was the last structure demolished in early September. According to INB, the area where the buildings were located will be restructured using local soil.

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinb-completes-first-stage-of-decommissioning-in-caldas-11174058

“Uranium 2022: Resources, Production and Demand”, widely known as the Red Book, is the 29th edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and International Atomic Energy Agency's biennial report. The 568-page report presents the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and offers a statistical profile of the uranium industry. It includes 54 country reports on uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements, 36 of which were prepared from officially reported government data and narratives, and 18 that were prepared by the NEA and IAEA secretariats.

Date: Saturday, 08 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsred-book-sees-modest-decrease-in-uranium-resources-but-expects-nuclear-capacity-to-increase-10741481

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide Uzbekistan with a grant of €7 million ($6.95m) to support work on the reclamation of uranium legacy sites at Charkesar and Yangiabad, the press service of State Committee of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection (SCUEEP) and EBRD have reported. The agreement for the grant project was signed on 1 September in London by SCUEEP Chairman Narzullo Oblomuradov and Balthazar Lindauer, Director of the EBRD Nuclear Safety Department.

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuzbekistan-receives-ebrd-grant-to-remediate-legacy-uranium-sites-9980584

Kiev to invest $334m over next five years in mining and processing Ukraine has 15 commercial nuclear power plants including four at the Rovno nuclear station (pictured). Ukraine is aiming to increase its uranium production to cover fully the needs of its nuclear power units after 2026, the government said.

Under a national programme, Ukraine will invest 9.1 billion hryvnia ($334m) over the next five years to increase uranium mining and processing facilities.

The government said production at four Ukrainian uranium deposits would total 995 tonnes in 2022 and should rise to 1,265 tonnes in 2026.

It gave no uranium output figure for 2021 but said current production meets around 40% of Ukraine’s needs for nuclear fuel. The rest comes from imports from Russia and the US.

Ukraine’s 15 commercial nuclear power plants, which according to the International Atomic Energy Agency provided about 51% of the country’s electricity production in 2020, need 2,200 to 2,400 tonnes of uranium per year, the government said.

Date: Tuesday, 04 January 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/gov-t-aims-to-increase-uranium-production-to-fully-cover-nuclear-needs-1-1-2022

Preparations for the environmental remediation of former uranium mining sites at Yangiabad and Charkesar are set to begin following the signing of a EUR2.0 million (USD2.3 million) grant agreement between the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia and the government of Uzbekistan.

Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Clean-up-set-to-start-at-Uzbek-legacy-uranium-site

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on 28 July that work had started in the Kyrgyz Republic to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia, a former industrial centre during the Soviet period near the border with Uzbekistan. Despite the global disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic intense project preparations continued in recent months to deliver the start of the construction works on schedule, EBRD noted.

Date: Saturday, 01 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswork-begins-in-kyrgyz-republic-to-clean-up-soviet-era-uranium-8055807

Work has started in Kyrgyzstan to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia with a ground-breaking ceremony in Shekaftar, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced today. The Shekaftar mining complex includes three closed mines and eight mining-waste disposal areas that contain about 700,000 cubic metres of waste from mining operations.

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Remediation-work-begins-at-Kyrgyz-legacy-uranium-s

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes governments and international organisations consider new ways of conducting business and protecting communities, we need to turn the recovery into an opportunity to safeguard the future, writes Christer Viktorsson, director general of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Regulators-adapt-to-an-unprecedented-cha

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has marked the tenth anniversary of its Network on Environmental Remediation and Management (ENVIRONET) initiative by showcasing projects it has supported, lessons learned and plans to ensure future activities inside and outside the fuel cycle benefit from an integrated approach to remediation.

Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-showcases-environmental-remediation-success