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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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbhp-to-consider-nuclear-powered-cargo-ships-11551624

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

enCore Energy of the USA has entered into an agreement with Australia's Boss Energy, through which Boss will acquire a 30% stake in enCore's Alta Mesa in-situ leach (ISL) project in South Texas.

Date: Thursday, 07 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/enCore-and-Boss-Energy-form-strategic-partnership

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-says-alps-treated-water-release-is-progressing-as-planned-11258466

Kazak President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in a wide-ranging state-of-the nation has proposed holding a referendum on the issue of NPP construction or refusal to build a nuclear power plant to a national referendum. The Ministry of energy said that, together with interested state bodies, Deputies of Parliament, experts in this field, and public activists, it will consider all issues related to the implementation of the President's instructions, work out other aspects and inform the public about this work.

Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskazakhstan-to-hold-referendum-on-nuclear-power-11122035

Testing has been completed of the second full-scale laser system module developed by Australia's Silex Systems Ltd for deployment in Global Laser Enrichment's (GLE's) commercial pilot demonstration facility in the USA. The module is expected to be installed and operational by the end of this year.

Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Second-laser-enrichment-module-ready-for-shipment

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts have in recent days continued to inspect parts of Ukraine’s Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), without seeing any mines or explosives. They are still waiting to gain the necessary access to the rooftops of reactor units 3 & 4 following recent reports that explosives may have been placed there, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said, adding that the nuclear safety and security situation remains very precarious.

Date: Friday, 14 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsless-tension-at-znpp-as-iaea-site-searches-continue-11004913

Canada has made significant efforts to enhance its emergency preparedness and response framework for nuclear and radiological emergencies framework since an initial mission in 2019, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) follow-up mission has concluded.

Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada-bolsters-emergency-preparedness-and-respons

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safety review has concluded that Japan’s plans to release treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station (FDNPS) into the sea are consistent with IAEA safety standards. In a report formally presented by Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during his recent visit to Tokyo the IAEA also said discharges of the treated water would have a negligible radiological impact on people or the environment.

Date: Saturday, 08 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-approves-japans-plans-to-release-treated-water-into-the-sea-at-fukushima-10990691