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The operator of the two-unit Penly nuclear power plant in Normandy, France, has demonstrated a commitment to operational safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission has concluded. The team also encouraged the operator, EDF, to continue improvements in areas such as the implementation of maintenance work.

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has condemned a decision by Iran to withdraw the designation of several experienced Agency inspectors assigned to conduct verification activities in Iran under the NPT [Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] Safeguards Agreement.

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has called for the Iranian government to reconsider the decision which affects the planning and conducting of nuclear safeguards verification activities.

Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2023
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According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Saudi Arabia is considering a Chinese proposal to build a NPP. Citing Saudi sources acquainted with the situation, WSJ said China National Nuclear Corp (SNNS) had submitted a bid to construct a nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, close to the border with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
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Iran has begun constructing a mining complex in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, which Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) head Mohammad Eslami described as a “hub” for producing raw materials needed for nuclear power production.

Date: Thursday, 17 August 2023
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The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has published a 60-page supplement to “The NEA Small Modular Reactor Dashboard”, which it published in March. The Dashboard tracks the progress of selected small modular reactor (SMR) designs towards deployment.

Date: Thursday, 27 July 2023
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A new assessment released by US intelligence concludes that Iran is boosting its nuclear capabilities but is not pursuing the development of nuclear weapons. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s assessment, Iran has “undertaken research and development activities that would bring it closer to producing the fissile material needed” to produce a nuclear weapon. However, despite accelerating its nuclear programme since 2020, it is still not yet capable of producing a weapon. “Iran is not currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities that would be necessary to produce a testable nuclear device,” the assessment notes.

Date: Saturday, 15 July 2023
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safety review has concluded that Japan’s plans to release treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station (FDNPS) into the sea are consistent with IAEA safety standards. In a report formally presented by Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during his recent visit to Tokyo the IAEA also said discharges of the treated water would have a negligible radiological impact on people or the environment.

Date: Saturday, 08 July 2023
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Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has begun a final safety inspection before treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi MPP is released into the Pacific Ocean. The inspection began a day after plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) installed the last equipment needed for the release – the outlet of the undersea tunnel constructed to release the water 1 kilometre offshore.

Date: Saturday, 01 July 2023
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The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) has rebutted media reports that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Tehran had agreed to reinstall 10 monitoring cameras at the Natanz nuclear complex in central Iran. AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said the reactivation of IAEA cameras had taken place at a nuclear plant in Isfahan, which he defined as a “centrifuge manufacturing facility”. He said that Natanz had been incorrectly identified by various media sources as the site.

Date: Thursday, 22 June 2023
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