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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy has concluded the first-ever US Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (USANES) in Accra, Ghana. The summit was organised in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Energy and the Nuclear Power Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. DOE said it “provided a platform for crucial dialogues and international cooperation on nuclear energy” where “participants from across the continent discussed the future of nuclear power and laid a foundation for sustainable nuclear energy growth in the region”.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-us-african-nuclear-summit-concludes-in-ghana-11287149

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnea-issues-supplement-to-its-smr-dashboard-11030329

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts have in recent days continued to inspect parts of Ukraine’s Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), without seeing any mines or explosives. They are still waiting to gain the necessary access to the rooftops of reactor units 3 & 4 following recent reports that explosives may have been placed there, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said, adding that the nuclear safety and security situation remains very precarious.

Date: Friday, 14 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsless-tension-at-znpp-as-iaea-site-searches-continue-11004913

Following his visit to the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi visited Russia’s Kaliningrad for talks with Rosatom officials. Rosatom’s oppress service said that Grossi and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev discussed safety measures at the plant.

Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrossi-meets-with-russian-officials-as-tension-mounts-around-znpp-10967223

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said he hopes to "reinforce" the agency's team of experts at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to reflect its expanded role which includes monitoring compliance with the five safety and security principles outlined at the United Nations last week.

Date: Tuesday, 06 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-preparing-to-expand-team-at-Zaporizhzhia

During his recent visit to China, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi discussed the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) with both Chinese officials and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev. Grossi is trying to win support for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss ZNPP later in May.

Date: Saturday, 27 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newszaporizhia-npp-discussed-in-china-10888079

In his latest update on the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP, IAEA  Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said the plant had lost all external power for several hours, underlining the extremely precarious nuclear safety and security situation at the facility and the urgent need to protect it and prevent an accident.

Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newszaporozhia-npp-loses-external-power-for-several-hours-10876375

Russia will switch the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant back from US-made nuclear fuel as soon as possible, according to reported comments from Renat Karchaa, an adviser to Rosenergoatom's CEO. It follows a CNN report that the US Department of Energy had sent a letter saying that the occupied plant in Ukraine "contains US-origin nuclear technical data that is export-controlled by the United States Government".

Date: Friday, 21 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-ready-to-discuss-non-proliferation-and-exp