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The IAEA is addressing some of today’s biggest global challenges, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told delegates at the opening of the Agency’s 66th annual General Conference which ran from 26-30 September.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-increases-its-projections-for-nuclear-power-growth-10062251

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it understands that Ihor Murashov, who had been director general at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, will not resume the role after his release from Russian detention.  Energoatom's President Petro Kotin says administration of the plant was transferred to Kyiv following the detention and that he has now taken on the role of its acting director general.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Released-Zaporizhzhia-director-general-not-return

Energoatom says Moscow wants to take ownership of six-unit facility The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday (3 October) that the head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station had been released following his detention by Russian forces.

“I welcome the release of Ihor Murashov,” IAEA director-general Rafael Grossi said in a tweet. “I have received confirmation that Mr Murashov has returned to his family safely.”

Murashov was arrested by Russian patrols on his way from the nuclear facility to the nearby town of Zaporizhzhia on Friday afternoon, according to Ukraine's state-owned energy company Energoatom.

Energoatom head Petro Kotin had said earlier that Mr Murashov’s abduction and detention was part of efforts by Moscow to take control of the facility and incorporate it into state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/head-of-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-station-released-after-russian-detainment-says-iaea-10-2-2022

Ukrainian nuclear power operator Energoatom is entering retail electricity through a network of electric vehicle chargers branded ATOMcharge. A network of 120 charging stations is to begin construction within two years, the company said.

Date: Saturday, 01 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ATOMcharge-Energoatom-s-new-charging-network-for-e

Three landmine explosions close to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant this week appear likely to have been set off by animals, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi has said. Although there was no major damage, it highlights continuing risks faced by the plant and its workers.

Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Animals-likely-triggered-landmines-at-Zaporizhzia

An IAEA proposal to establish a nuclear safety and security protection zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) is receiving strong international support and detailed talks have now begun with Ukraine and Russia aimed at agreeing and implementing it as soon as possible, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has revealed after a series of high-level meetings in New York.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-proposal-for-zaporozhzhia-safety-and-security-protection-zone-wins-support-10041911

The site of Ukraine’s Zaporozhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) was hit by new shelling and explosions this week, breaking windows in one of its turbine halls and once again underlining the urgent need to establish a nuclear safety and security protection zone around the plant, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 27 September.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspolitical-developments-undermine-plans-for-talks-on-zaporizhzhia-protection-zone-10045101

Agency chief reiterates call for safety and security protection zone Russian troops captured the six-unit Zaporizhzhia station early in the war, but it is still run by Ukrainian technicians. Courtesy Wikipedia. The site of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station was hit by new shelling and explosions this week, breaking windows in one of its turbine halls and once again underlining the urgent need to establish a nuclear safety and security protection zone around the plant, International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Rafael Grossi of said on Tuesday (27 September).

IAEA experts at the six-unit facility reported to agency headquarters that shelling took place at around 17:00 local time on Monday near the facility’s electrical switchyard, a few hundred meters from the plant’s training centre, but there were no reports of damage. Other explosions were heard further away.

On Tuesday at 08:00, two explosions occurred near a channel that carries water from a reservoir to the plant for its cooling system, an essential element for nuclear safety. There was no damage to plant structures and equipment, but windows in the turbine hall of reactor Unit 2 were broken.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/new-shelling-hits-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-station-says-iaea-9-3-2022

Energy giant EDF says it will review the case for a "short extension" for the Hartlepool and Heysham nuclear power plants to generate beyond the current forecast of March 2024.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-to-examine-extensions-for-Hartlepool-and-Heysh

Unit 3 of the Doel nuclear power plant was disconnected from the grid at 9.31pm on 23 September, in accordance with Belgium's legislation on the gradual phase-out of nuclear energy. Doel 3 is the first of seven Belgian reactors to be taken out of service over the coming years.

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-Belgian-power-reactor-shut-down