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General Electric (GE) has announced a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, following a shareholder vote on an As You Sow resolution on 4 May. This target not only encompasses GE's operations but also includes its 'Scope 3' emissions from customers' use of the products it sells, including power generation equipment, which account for a significant portion of the company’s emissions. Meanwhile GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has announced the creation of 80 highly skilled jobs in Ontario to support the deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors in Canada and around the world.

Date: Saturday, 17 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GE-commits-to-net-zero-and-GEH-creates-SMR-jobs

Vancouver-based International Consolidated Uranium (CUR) has agreed to buy the Tony M, Daneros and Rim conventional uranium mines in Utah, as well as the Sage Plain property and eight Department of Energy leases in Colorado from Energy Fuels Inc. In addition, the companies have agreed to enter into toll-milling and operating agreements with respect to the projects. The transaction positions CUR as a potential near-term US uranium producer.

Date: Saturday, 17 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-firm-enters-US-uranium-sector-with-mine-p

Work has been completed to remove the internal components of the reactor at unit 6 of the Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario. As part of a 48-month refurbishment project, replacement parts will be installed in the Candu reactor in order to extend the life of the unit by 40 years.

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-disassembly-completed-at-Bruce-6

A common misconception about advanced nuclear technologies is that they are largely conceptual and will not be commercialised in time to contribute to meeting near-term climate goals, but a comprehensive look at global efforts to develop advanced nuclear reveals rapid progress towards commercialisation and operation, write Clean Air Task Force, ClearPath, Nuclear Innovation Alliance, Pillsbury and Third Way.

Date: Saturday, 10 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Advanced-reactor-development-makes-rapid

Canada’s Cameco, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) on 7 July have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore several areas of cooperation to advance the commercialisation and deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada and around the world. The MOU is not exclusive and does not preclude GEH or Cameco from pursuing similar arrangements with other companies in the nuclear energy sector.

Date: Friday, 09 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscameco-geh-and-gnf-a-co-operate-on-commercialisation-of-bwrx-300-smr-8879295

Canadian Earth ‘x-ray’ start-up Ideon Technologies and France’s Orano Group (Orano), said on 6 July that they have deployed the world’s first cosmic-ray muon detector for use in industry-standard boreholes. The Eureka-approved research and development project, which is receiving advisory services and funding support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), will run from now until the end of 2021 at McClean Lake, an Orano site in northern Saskatchewan.

Date: Friday, 09 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsideon-and-orano-deploy-worlds-first-borehole-muon-tomography-solution-8879394

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is teaming up with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and providing USD5.8 million in funding for a project to demonstrate how three construction technologies from other industries can be applied to advanced reactor designs, to improve the economics of bringing advanced reactors to market. The Advanced Construction Technology (ACT) Initiative aims to reduce cost overruns and schedule slippages.

Date: Friday, 09 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-led-initiative-aims-to-lower-advanced-nuclear-c

The world's first cosmic-ray muon detector developed specifically for use in industry-standard boreholes, has been deployed at Orano's McClean Lake site in northern Saskatchewan where it will be used to image a uranium deposit. The technology developed by Canadian start-up company Ideon Technologies could transform mineral exploration.

Date: Thursday, 08 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Transformative-muon-technology-deployed-at-McClean

Cameco Corporation, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential collaboration to advance the commercialisation and deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors in Canada and around the world.

Date: Thursday, 08 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Companies-sign-MoU-on-deployment-and-commercialisa

Workers are returning to the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, ahead of its planned restart later this week, Cameco has announced. All non-essential personnel were evacuated last week from the site as a precaution due to the proximity of a nearby wildfire.

Date: Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cigar-Lake-to-resume-operation-as-wildfire-risk-pa