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Belgium has a robust national infrastructure for the management of radioactive waste and used fuel, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission has said, and recommended the development of consolidated policies for specific waste streams and for decision-making on a geological repository.

Date: Tuesday, 09 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-Belgian-commitment-to-waste-management

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) team of experts found that Belgium demonstrated commitment to the safe management of its radioactive waste and used fuel. The 11-day mission was carried out at the request of Belgium and hosted by ONDRAF/NIRAS, the Belgian National Agency for Radioactive Waste & Enriched Fissile Material management.

Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-reviews-belgiums-radioactive-waste-and-used-fuel-11387295

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssaudi-arabia-reportedly-considers-chinese-bid-for-npp-11105735

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has recently published a 73-page study, which tracks the progress of selected small modular reactor (SMR) designs towards deployment. NEA says the SMR designs are at various stages of development, from fundamental research on new concepts to commercial deployment and operation of mature designs.

Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmr-development-tracked-by-nea-and-iaea-studies-10691068

Canada’s Terrestrial Energy has completed a regulatory evaluation of packaging and cross-border transportation of Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear fuel in collaboration with France’s Orano.

Date: Saturday, 05 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrestrial-energy-and-orano-evaluate-imsr-fuel-packaging-and-transportation-10260419

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi say nuclear can, and will, rise to the energy challenge, in their addresses to World Nuclear Symposium 2022. Here are the transcripts.

Date: Saturday, 10 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Bilbao-y-Leon-and-Grossi-on-nuclear-s-op

The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, has said that construction of a new research reactor in the central city of Isfahan will begin in the coming weeks. One of its tasks will be to test nuclear fuel for other reactors. nuclear fuel test for other reactors. He made the announcement during a visit to the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) at the Isfahan site.

Date: Tuesday, 02 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-to-construct-research-reactor-in-isfahan-9891569

Policymakers and businesses alike need to take a calm, rational and pragmatic approach to ensure security of energy supply, according to panellists at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022.

Date: Friday, 29 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Calm-approach-the-right-strategy-for-energy-securi

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, opening a recent International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Sustainable Clean Energy for the Future (FR22) in Vienna stressed the need to develop fast reactor technology.

Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-focuses-on-fast-reactors-9648274