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Nuclear is much cleaner and has less environmental impacts over the life cycle of the production than other energy sources for the Finnish and European district heating markets, a study by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has concluded.

Date: Saturday, 13 July 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Study-highlights-benefits-of-nuclear-district-heat

A call for proposals has been released by South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD) for candidate sites to host an underground laboratory for research into high-level radioactive waste disposal.

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/South-Korea-seeks-site-for-underground-research-fa

Ontario Power Generation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Stellarex Inc to explore the development and deployment of fusion energy in Ontario which will see them work together to identify potential future siting and deployment of a stellarator fusion energy device in the province.

Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/OPG-investigates-fusion-as-future-option-for-Ontar

The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has adopted a resolution calling on Iran to fully cooperate with the agency, including giving it access to locations and material for nuclear safeguards verification activities.

Date: Friday, 07 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-calls-for-Iran-s-unambiguous-cooperation

Argentina's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear, ARN) says that planned upgrades and improvements to allow a 20-year extension to the Atucha I nuclear power unit will "raise the design basis of the facility to a higher level of safety than that with which it was originally licenced".

Date: Thursday, 06 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulator-stresses-benefits-of-Atucha-Long-Term-Op

German utility RWE announced it has received the third and final licence from the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection to decommission and dismantle the former Gundremmingen nuclear power plant.

Date: Saturday, 01 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/RWE-permitted-to-dismantle-Gundremmingen-plant

The Critical Design Review for Argentina's CAREM small modular reactor should be completed within 60 days, the new president of the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Germán Guido Lavalle, has said.

Date: Saturday, 01 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Critical-Design-Review-for-Argentina-s-CAREM-small

President Biden has signed into law HR 1042, the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, just two weeks after the bill was passed unanimously by the US Senate. The legislation, which bans the import of Russian-produced low enriched uranium (LEU), will come into effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of the bill, and will remain in effect until the end of 2040. Waivers may be granted to allow the import of limited amounts of LEU, under certain circumstances, until 1 January 2028.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-ban-on-russian-uranium-signed-into-law-11779066