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Sweden has a comprehensive regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and the protection of people and the environment, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team identified areas for possible improvements.

Date: Thursday, 01 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-Swedish-commitment-to-nuclear-safety

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes' facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, has been built with financial and technical support from the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). It will produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without using highly enriched uranium.

Date: Thursday, 01 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-of-US-radioisotope-facility-complete

European safety regulators have backed Ukraine as the rightful owner and authority to oversee the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia's Rosenergoatom has appointed Yury Chernichuk as 'director' of the plant.

Date: Thursday, 01 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulators-back-Ukraine-for-Zaporizhzhia-ownership

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team has said Sweden has a comprehensive regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and the protection of people and the environment. The team also identified areas for possible improvements, such as ensuring that the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), the national regulatory authority for nuclear and radiation safety, has sufficient qualified staff to fulfil all statutory and regulatory functions.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-says-sweden-is-committed-to-a-high-level-of-safety-10394018

Sharm El-Sheikh marked the first time the global nuclear community had a large pavilion in the Blue Zone, at the heart of COP27, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León. The pavilion, a partnership between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), World Nuclear Association and other nuclear organisations, was a focal point where people could visit and enquire about nuclear energy and the nuclear industry.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Bilbao-y-Leon-reflects-on-nuclear-s-pres

Existing boreholes at the Rosemanowes quarry in Cornwall, southwest England, have been successfully sealed by Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) in a demonstration of the technology it plans to use to seal boreholes drilled during the search to find a suitable location for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in the UK.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-demonstration-of-borehole-sealing-technology

The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) wants to use advanced small modular reactor (SMR) technology as part of a future expansion at the port in northern New Brunswick, and says an ARC-100 providing energy for hydrogen production and other industries could be in operation by 2030-2035.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ARC-SMR-proposed-for-green-energy-hub-at-Canadian

The UK is to invest GBP679 million (USD815 million) and become a 50% partner with EDF in the Sizewell C nuclear project. The money "allows for China General Nuclear's exit from the project, including buy-out costs, any tax due and commercial arrangements".

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-government-takes-50-stake,-gives-go-ahead-for-S

US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) crews have begun emplacing defence-related transuranic (TRU) waste in Panel 8 of EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-emplaces-waste-at-new-panel-in-wipp-and-expands-idaho-disposal-facility-10384419

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has docketed Abilene Christian University’s (ACU’s) Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab construction permit application, placing it under formal regulatory review. The application is the first for a new research reactor in more than 30 years and the first-ever for an advanced university research reactor. “This is a significant achievement, and I am very proud of the NEXTRA team for producing a quality application, sufficient for NRC docketing,” said Dr Rusty Towell, director of NEXT Lab and professor in the Department of Engineering and Physics.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nrc-accepts-application-for-molten-salt-research-reactor-10381255