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In his latest update on the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said IAEA experts are continuing to closely monitor the staffing situation at the plant.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-monitors-staffing-at-zaporizhia-npp-and-investigates-drone-attacks-11531758

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and his team of experts including the Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety & Security, Lydie Evrard, visited the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) after holding talks in Kyiv and before travelling to Moscow for discussions with Russian officials.

Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrossi-makes-fourth-trip-to-zaporizhia-npp-11500955

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) have not yet been given access to the reactor halls of units 1, 2 & 6, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said in his latest update. He noted that this is hindering their ability to monitor the nuclear safety and security situation at the plant.

Date: Thursday, 18 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-continues-to-demand-access-to-zaporizhia-reactor-halls-11442916

It is neither sensible nor safe to replace the Russian nuclear fuel used in the VVER-440 reactors at Hungary’s Paks NPP with fuel from another supplier, Hungarian nuclear engineer Zsolt Hárfás said in an interview with Magyar Nemzet. “An often asked question is whether fresh Russian nuclear fuel used in the VVER-440 reactors at the Paks NPP can be quickly replaced by fuel from alternative producers. The short answere is ‘no’ because currently none of the Western manufacturers has an officially approved fuel assembly suitable for VVER-440 units,” he said.

Date: Thursday, 18 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-expert-advises-against-replacing-russian-fuel-rods-at-paks-11443001

Bulgaria is waiting for "more sensible common EU stance on Ukraine” before it sells equipment from the unfinished Belene NPP to Kyiv, Energy Minister Rumen Radev told journalists after a ceremony marking the centenary of the Boyana Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulgaria-holds-back-on-sale-of-belene-nuclear-equipment-to-ukraine-11439134

Following discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) has taken action to ensure an immediate supply of back-up electricity in case its main external power line is lost, as has happened repeatedly during the military conflict, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newszaporizhia-npp-acts-to-ensure-back-up-electricity-supply-11422886

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, during a five-day visit to Russia, signed agreements with Russia for additional units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The agreement was signed following a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Ministry of Industry & Trade Denis Manturov.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-and-russia-agree-to-expand-kudankulam-11408394

The operator of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary has notified the European Union of the country's intention to extend the operating lifetime of the four units to 70 years.

Date: Friday, 08 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hungary-aims-to-extend-life-of-Paks-nuclear-plant