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EU Foreign Policy Chief Josef Borrell said during a recent visit to Tehran that the Vienna talks will resume with the aim of reinstating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He made the comments at a joint press conference following talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian. Under the JCPOA between Iran the P5+1 group of countries (the USA, UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany) Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development in return for the lifting of sanctions. After former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal and reimposed sanctions in 2018, Iran began to gradually roll back on the restrictions imposed by the JCPOA after the European parties to the agreement failed to put any measures in place to mitigate those sanctions.

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-talks-set-to-resume-9802344

Following a recent contract awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA), Belgium’s Tractebel has been selected to head the consortium of PULSAR, a research and innovation project funded by the European Commission to develop nuclear technology to power space missions. 

Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstractebel-to-lead-european-space-research-on-radioisotope-power-systems-9797730

Tractebel will lead the PULSAR consortium conducting research on dynamic radioisotope power systems (RPS) fuelled by plutonium-238 (Pu-238) for space applications - to provide spacecraft and astronauts with electricity and heat when the sun does not supply enough power.

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/PULSAR-project-to-research-nuclear-technology-for

Australia has formally pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the government will support a transition to renewable energy, but members of the shadow cabinet are signalling a willingness to include nuclear in the energy debate and a recent poll has found widespread public support.

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-Australian-PM-makes-climate-pledge

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos on 24 and 25 May. Nuclear provides the opportunity for a faster transition to a low-carbon energy future and supports the shift to a hydrogen economy, he told participants. In an opinion piece on the WEF website, Grossi said that nuclear is gaining increasing support in the battle against climate change, that reaching net-zero carbon emissions will require a doubling of nuclear capacity, and that technology such as small modular reactors (SMRs) and used fuel repositories are increasing nuclear accessibility and safety.

Date: Friday, 27 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-at-davos-discusses-nuclear-power-iran-and-ukraine-9729661

Bernard Doroszczuk, President of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), told a parliamentary hearing that the "discovery of unexpected stress corrosion" had led to checks of 35 welds so far, a third of the total to be examined by the end of June.

Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/French-regulator-gives-update-on-corrosion-issue

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team of experts have completed a five day mission to France’s Civaux NPP. The mission, carried out at the request of Fench government, concluded that the plant had strengthened operational safety by addressing the findings of an IAEA review which took place in 2019.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-reviews-operational-safety-at-frances-civaux-npp-9705964

Dr Bernard Bigot, Director-General of the Iter Organisation passed away on 14 May “due to illness”. Iter said he was “an inspirational leader for more than four decades across multiple fields of science and energy” and that his personal dedication and commitment to Iter over the past seven years shaped every aspect of the project”. Iter added: “While his untimely passing will be felt as a tragic blow to the global fusion community, Dr Bigot’s careful design and preparation of the Iter senior management team in recent years gives reassurance of the project’s continued success.”

Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-director-general-bernard-bigot-dies-9701551

Regional authorities confirm that the six-unit facility in southeast Ukraine has been seized by Russian forces The fire broke out in a training building outside the station in the early hours of Friday, after being shelled by Russian forces, Ukrainian authorities said.

What is the significance of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station?

Date: Saturday, 05 March 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-what-s-happening-at-europe-s-largest-nuclear-power-station-3-5-2022

The proposed changes to the funding model for new nuclear cleared their first hurdle, as members of the UK parliament's second chamber debated the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill for the first time.

Date: Thursday, 24 February 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-s-House-of-Lords-considers-new-nuclear-financin