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Netherlands-based nuclear energy development and consultancy company ULC-Energy has undertaken a study that investigated the potential to use civil nuclear technologies to power commercial maritime vessels. The study was commissioned by mining company and shipping charterer BHP, a major producer of commodities including iron ore, copper, nickel, and metallurgical coal. BHP has approximately 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. 

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
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The discharge of treated water from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi NPP is progressing as planned and without any technical concerns, the Task Force set up by the IAEA confirmed after its recent mission to review the safety of the discharge with reference to the international safety standards, two months after it began.

Date: Wednesday, 01 November 2023
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said he hopes to "reinforce" the agency's team of experts at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to reflect its expanded role which includes monitoring compliance with the five safety and security principles outlined at the United Nations last week.

Date: Tuesday, 06 June 2023
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and other IAEA officials have signed several agreements at the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), during Grossi’s first official visit to China. Grossi met with several high-level officials and visited nuclear facilities and institutions in Beijing, Shanghai and Shandong.

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023
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The leaders of Australia, the UK and the USA have outlined the phased approach through which Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines through the Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) enhanced security partnership.

Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
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The leader of Australia's opposition has launched a formal process to examine the potential for advanced and next-generation nuclear technologies to contribute to national energy security and reduce power prices. Peter Dutton said it is "high time" for an "honest and informed debate on the benefits and costs of nuclear energy".

Date: Saturday, 06 August 2022
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Country risks being left behind, says Barnaby Joyce Barnaby Joyce warned that Australia risks being ‘left behind by the world’. Courtesy Barnaby Joyce/Facebook. Former deputy prime minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce has called for the Labor government to adopt nuclear power as an alternative to renewable energy or “risk being left behind by the world”.

Joyce’s party, the National Party of Australia (NPA), has been a strong advocate for nuclear, arguing the technological advancements make it a viable, clean and reliable energy source as opposed to solar and wind.

Joyce told Sky News Australia several governments around the world, including the UK and France, had been successfully integrating the power source and suggested Australia should be next.

“If you want to get to zero emissions then listen to what they’re doing in the UK where they’re building new nuclear reactors, listen to what they’re doing in France, listen to what they’re doing in Asia,” he told First Edition host Pete Stefanovic.

Date: Thursday, 04 August 2022
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is already working with Australia on the "complex" issue of ensuring nuclear safeguards in relation to its proposed acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines under the trilateral AUKUS partnership, the organisation's Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.

Date: Tuesday, 05 July 2022
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Australia has formally pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the government will support a transition to renewable energy, but members of the shadow cabinet are signalling a willingness to include nuclear in the energy debate and a recent poll has found widespread public support.

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
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