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Urenco has signed a new contract for the long-term supply of enrichment services with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP). Urenco, which has been supplying enriched uranium to KHNP since 1993, said the new contract "will further improve long-term fuel supply stability".

Date: Saturday, 30 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsurenco-signs-new-long-term-fuel-supply-deal-with-khnp-11642795

Construction has begun of the Multifunctional Storage Building (MOG) for low and intermediate-level waste - in Nieuwdorp, in the municipality of Borssele, in the Netherlands, the Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (COVRA - Centrale Organisatie Voor Radioactief Afval) announced.

Date: Saturday, 04 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsconstruction-starts-at-netherlands-multifunctional-storage-building-11268570

Following a "rigorous procurement process", US engineering firm Bechtel has been selected by uranium enrichment services provider Urenco to support the expansion of the Tails Management Facility (TMF) at its site in Capenhurst, UK.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Urenco-to-expand-UK-tails-plant

The Roadmaps to New Nuclear conference, organised by the French Ministry for Energy Transition and the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in Paris, resulted in two communiques signed by energy ministers and industry representatives emphasising the need for nuclear energy.

Date: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfrance-and-nea-host-conference-to-promote-nuclear-energy-11186484

Representatives of the nuclear industry in OECD nations, and representatives of the governments of 20 countries, have issued communiqués committing to work together to expand nuclear energy capacity, after the inaugural Roadmaps to New Nuclear conference organised by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the French government.

Date: Saturday, 30 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-groups-and-ministers-pledge-to-back-new-nu

The Netherlands Authority for Nuclear Safety & Radiation Protection (ANVS) has granted the final permit to the Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (COVRA) for the construction of a multi-functional storage building (MOG) at Borssele, in The Netherlands.  

Date: Wednesday, 07 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-permit-granted-to-covra-for-new-radwaste-storage-building-10918187

Recent geopolitical events have focused world attention on the importance of energy security and the vital role that nuclear can play in providing clean, reliable energy. This is causing momentum to build in both nuclear generation plans and the supply chain to support it, said the keynote panellists at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2023 (WNFC 2023) conference in the Netherlands.

Date: Thursday, 20 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Building-momentum-for-nuclear-change

2023 promises to be the start of a new era for nuclear power in the European Union, after a July EU parliament vote to include nuclear power in the union’s sustainable development taxonomy as a “green” energy source. Here’s our quick rundown of what that decision means for the future of nuclear power technology and implementation.

Date: Thursday, 02 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreuter-stokes-smr-technology-poised-to-leverage-the-eus-green-nuclear-decision-10641799

Even oil-rich companies of Middle East are eying reactors, as more nations announce plans for SMRs Russian troops occupied the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station, which was damaged by shelling. File photo courtesy IAEA. 2022 was a year of mega milestones for nuclear energy.

Countries around the world turned to nuclear as a reliable low-carbon energy source as they looked for ways to wean themselves off Russian imports and lower carbon emissions.

New plants began operating, deals for small modular reactors were signed and countries announced ambitious plans for new-build.

On the political front, US president Joe Biden signed into law new legislation that will help to finance struggling nuclear reactors and could save dozens from being shut down early. In Europe, the nuclear industry celebrated when members of the European parliament decided to “follow the science” and support legislation which includes nuclear in the bloc’s sustainable finance taxonomy for green investment.

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/five-major-developments-that-are-setting-the-stage-for-2023-and-beyond-1-1-2023