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Unit 2 of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in south-eastern France was recently restarted with its first full core of recycled uranium fuel. The move marks a major milestone in France's efforts to revive its domestic uranium reprocessing industry.

Date: Saturday, 02 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/French-reactor-using-full-core-of-recycled-uranium

Slovak power utility Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) hosted a two-day forum, the 5th annual VVER Fuel Forum in Bratislava. The forum on nuclear fuel for VVER 440 and VVER 1000 reactors, which was sponsored by Westinghouse, was attended by representatives of utilities that are potential customers for Westinghouse VVER fuel. These included Ukraine’s Energoatom, Finland’s Fortum, the Czech Republic’s CEZ, Bulgaria’s JE Kozloduy, and Hungary’s nuclear plant operator MVM Paks. The participants exchanged experiences on the procedure for implementing fuel from Westinghouse for operating VVER-440 and VVER-1000 reactors.

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsslovakia-hosts-westinghouse-sponsored-vver-nuclear-fuel-forum-11554179

In his latest update on the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said powerful explosions had shaken windows at the site, “underlining the urgent need for maximum military restraint to reduce the danger of a nuclear accident as the conflict enters its third year”.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-call-for-maximum-restraint-as-explosions-rock-ukraine-nuclear-plant-11551598

Global Laser Enrichment (GLE), jointly owned by Australia’s Silex Systems (51%) and Canada’s Cameco (49%), have approved GLE’s operating plan and budget for calendar year (CY) 2024 that enables the continuation of accelerated activities to commercialise the Silex uranium enrichment technology.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgle-to-further-accelerate-commercialisation-of-silex-enrichment-technology-11540478

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has reiterated his call for "maximum restraint and strict observance" of the UN-backed safety principles at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant because of the "continued volatile situation".

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Grossi-issues-fresh-call-for-restraint-around-Zapo

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

The European Commission has launched an Industrial Alliance dedicated to small modular reactors (SMRs), aiming to facilitate the development of SMRs in Europe by the early 2030s. The announcement came as the commission presented its assessment for a 2040 climate target for the EU.

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/European-SMR-Industrial-Alliance-launched

Ukraine’s Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko has revealed plans to build four new units at the Khmelnitsky NPP with construction expected to start later this year. These include two Russian designed VVER-1000 units to be built using equipment imported from the cancelled Belene project in Bulgaria. The other two will be Westinghouse-supplied AP-1000 units.

Date: Thursday, 01 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraine-plans-four-new-units-for-khmelnitsky-npp-11477072