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In a wide ranging interview for the World Nuclear News podcast, Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel explained: Why the time was right for the Westinghouse deal How Russia's war with Ukraine has led to 'bifurcation' of the nuclear sector Explained Cameco's long-term strategy Looks ahead at the impact of new technologies, including SMRs How nuclear will need to play a key role in getting to net-zero

Date: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/In-Quotes-Cameco-s-Tim-Gitzel-WNN-podcast-on-nucle

The French Council of Ministers has approved draft legislation intended to streamline the administrative and bureaucratic processes needed to build new nuclear power plants near, or within, existing sites.

Date: Saturday, 05 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/France-outlines-plans-to-speed-new-nuclear

Poland’s government has formally adopted a resolution on the implementation of its nuclear project “using a proven and safe technology in cooperation with the American company Westinghouse Nuclear”, according to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The decision to use Westinghouse AP1000 technology been announced earlier, on 28 October. Both France’s EDF and South Korean state-run company Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) had also submitted bids for the contract.

Date: Friday, 04 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-and-khnp-may-both-build-npps-in-poland-10144809

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has said it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP), noting that plant operators were “facing unprecedented challenges in carrying out day-to-day operations and maintaining nuclear safety standards”.

Date: Friday, 28 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswano-expresses-concern-about-zaporizhzhia-npp-10122490

The French government has launched a public consultation on the future of the country's energy mix. In February, President Emmanuel Macron announced France would develop a new policy aimed at reducing the country's energy consumption while completely decarbonising its energy mix through the use of renewables and nuclear.

Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/French-citizens-consulted-on-country-s-energy-mix

Participações em Energia Nuclear e Binacional SA (ENBPar) and Russia’s Rosatom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which seeks to promote mutual cooperation in areas and activities related to nuclear energy.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Brazils-ENBPar-and-Rosatom-agree-to-cooperate

On 6 September the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a lengthy report on the situation in Ukraine, and later that day IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi addressed the UN Security Council by video link on the same subject. Meanwhile, shelling of the Zaporozhzhia NPP (ZNPP) continued despite IAEA experts being stationed at the site following the IAEA's Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhia (ISAMZ). ZNPP has been held by Russian forces since early March, but its Ukrainian staff continue to operate the plant.

Date: Friday, 09 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-issues-report-on-zaporozhzhia-and-addresses-un-security-council-9988384

After leading the 14-member Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzia (ISAMZ), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi summarised the situation at the NPP sayng that the physical integrity of the plant had been violated.

Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newszaporizhizhia-physical-integrity-violated-9977999

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhia (ISAMZ) set out for Ukraine on the evening of 29 August to ensure nuclear safety and security at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). Earlier that day IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi wrote on his Twitter page: "The IAEA support and assistance mission is already on its way to the Zaporizhzhia NPP. I am proud to be leading this mission, which will arrive at the ZNPP later this week.” He added that "it is necessary to protect the security of Ukraine and Europe's largest nuclear facility”.

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-team-sets-out-to-zaporizhzhya-npp-in-ukraine-9964014