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The goals of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) - and the six reactor types that are its focus - remain as important today as they have always been, speakers at an international panel discussion held to mark the organisation's 20th anniversary agreed. Looking to the future, demonstration should become a focus to drive forwards to deployment of the technology.

Date: Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Generation-IV-Forum-marks-anniversary

The US-led Leaders’ Summit on Climate, held on 22 and 23 April as a video conference, attracted 40 world leaders (presidents and prime ministers) including Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Also taking part were some 24 other speakers at ministerial level (environment, defence, economy) in addition to Pope Francis and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as almost 40 heads of environmental organisations, indigenous communities and leading businessmen, including Bill Gates. The event coincided with Earth Day, an annual event first held in 1970.

Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsleaders-summit-on-climate-attracts-world-leaders-businessmen-and-environmentalists-8699323

Japanese engineering, procurement, and construction firm JGC Holdings Corporation (JGC HD) has agreed to invest USD40 million in small modular reactor developer NuScale Power. It will also partner with Fluor Corporation - NuScale's majority investor - on the deployment of NuScale power plants.

Date: Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Japans-JGC-invests-in-NuScale-Power

Jennifer Granholm was sworn in on 25 February as the 16th US Secretary of Energy by Vice President Kamala Harris, following a broad bipartisan confirmation vote of 64-35 in the US Senate. Secretary Granholm is only the second woman to lead the Department of Energy (DOE). “DOE is powered by brilliant scientists, engineers, and energy policy experts who are the very best for the job we’ve been tasked with: to develop and deploy new clean energy technologies that will achieve the Administration’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and secure our nation’s future,” she said. “I am so ready to work alongside them as we kickstart America’s clean energy revolution, create millions of good-paying union jobs, and deliver benefits to American workers and communities across the nation.”

Date: Wednesday, 03 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgranholm-sworn-in-as-us-energy-secretary-8561329

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced yesterday that it has completed all shipments of highly enriched uranium target residue material (HEU TRM) from Canada to the USA, bringing its TRM Repatriation Project to "a safe and successful conclusion". The culmination of nearly a decade of work and planning removes "a major nuclear liability" from the Chalk River Laboratories campus, CNL said.

Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CNL-completes-HEU-target-residue-material-repatria

The use of advanced nuclear technologies could help the world meet increasing electricity demand whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, the deployment and commercialisation of advanced reactors faces many challenges, according to a discussion on nuclear innovation at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum.

Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hurdles-to-advanced-nuclear-deployment-need-addres

The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) have announced the completion of a multi-year campaign to repatriate 161kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU) liquid target residue material from Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, Canada, to the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrepatriation-of-heu-from-canada-to-usa-8458729

US company Energy Fuels Inc will become a commercial rare earths supplier in 2021, having entered into a three-year supply agreement to acquire a minimum of 2500 tons per year of natural monazite sands from which it will also recover uranium at its White Mesa mill in Utah. Separately, Vancouver-based International Consolidated Uranium Inc said it had been attracted to its newly announced acquisition of the Laguna Salada uranium project in Argentina by the by-product vanadium.

Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uranium-companies-attracted-by-REE-and-vanadium

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of the licence for the Three Mile Island Generating Station (TMI) unit 2, from FirstEnergy Companies to TMI-2 Solutions.

Date: Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nrc-transfers-licence-for-tmi-2-to-energysolutions-for-decommissioning-8397212

US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has completed its TRIstructural-ISOtropic (TRISO) nuclear fuel line restart project and is producing fuel at its Lynchburg facility in Virginia.

Date: Friday, 13 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbwxt-restarts-triso-fuel-line-8359001