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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved GE Vernova's nuclear fuel business to manufacture, ship and analyse the performance of nuclear fuel with uranium-235 enrichments of up to 8%.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GNF-gets-approval-to-manufacture-higher-enrichment

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for uranium enrichment services to help establish a reliable domestic supply of fuels using high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU). Such fuel is not currently commercially available from US-based suppliers.

Date: Thursday, 11 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-seeks-proposals-for-domestic-HALEU-production

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

Canada’s Cameco has announced that acquisition of?Westinghouse Electric Company in a strategic partnership with Brookfield Asset Management alongside Brookfield Renewable Partners and institutional partners has been completed. Cameco now owns a 49% interest and Brookfield a 51% in Westinghouse.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscameco-and-brookfield-complete-acquisition-of-westinghouse-11297387

Centrus Energy Corp has made its first delivery of High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) to the US Department of Energy, (DOE). This completes Phase One of its contract with DOE by demonstrating its HALEU production process. Phase Two will now begin, which requires a full year of HALEU production at the rate of 900 kilograms a year using its American Centrifuge Plant (ACO) in Piketon, Ohio.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscentrus-delivers-first-haleu-to-us-doe-11286837

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

Nuclear fuel cycle companies in Namibia, Kazakhstan and the USA are working on projects to ensure secure, sustainable power supplies for their operations and the communities where they are located.

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Projects-secure-power-for-fuel-cycle-operators

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear says American Centrifuge Operating (ACO), a subsidiary of Centrus Energy Corp, is moving closer to operating an advanced centrifuge cascade in Piketon, Ohio, to produce US’s first high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) which is needed to develop and deploy advanced reactors. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently cleared the facility to start up enrichment operations and the demonstration project is on track to produce 20 kilograms of HALEU before the end of the year, according to DOE.

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-haleu-demonstration-project-prepares-for-initial-production-10961594