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The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on 6 October released a new report, “Small Modular Reactors in the Australian Context”, which offers an overview of SMRs, their potential role in Australia and likely operating costs.

Date: Friday, 08 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsminerals-council-of-australia-looks-at-smrs-9138244

With Australia moving to decarbonise, it is time to seriously consider a role for advanced nuclear technologies like small modular reactors (SMRs), the head of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) said today.

Date: Thursday, 07 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMRs-ideal-fit-for-Australian-market-report-finds

Romanian nuclear utility Societatea Na?ionala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) has informed shareholders and investors that on 24 September it had established SNN subsidiary, Uranium Concentrate Processing Factory-Feldioara.

Date: Friday, 01 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsromanias-nuclearelectrica-establishes-subsidiary-for-uranium-concentrate-processing-9120822

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has inaugurated Orano’s new Centre for Innovation in Extractive Metallurgy (CIME) at the Bessines-sur-Gartempe site in the New Aquitaine region.

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsorano-inaugurates-new-innovation-centre-at-former-uranium-mining-site-9111141

The European Union (EU) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have extended a 2013 agreement to cooperate on nuclear safety. Their cooperation has already led to over one hundred nuclear safety review missions, environmental remediation at former uranium sites in Central Asia and more effective radioactive waste management in Africa.

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EU-IAEA-extend-cooperation-in-nuclear-safety

'Digital' mining has started at the Khokhlovskoye uranium deposit in Russia, Rosatom subsidiaries announced. Operators have full information on the process and its environmental effects, as well as simulation of their options.

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uranium-mining-goes-digital-in-Russia

Orano's new Centre for Innovation in Extractive Metallurgy (Centre d'Innovation en Métallurgie Extractive, CIME) facility at its Bessines-sur-Gartempe site in the New Aquitaine region of France has been inaugurated by French Prime Minister Jean Castex. The new facility - one of the group's main R&D centres - will host industrial pilot tests for Orano projects under development, in particular for the recycling and recovery of radioactive and non-radioactive materials.

Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-Orano-research-centre-inaugurated

Canadian companies Cameco and X-energy have entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada and the USA.

Date: Saturday, 18 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cameco-X-energy-join-up-to-support-SMR-deployment

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) on 8 September launched the 2021 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report, concluding that the positive trend in nuclear generating capacity projections that began in the previous (2019) report continues.

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswna-nuclear-fuel-report-urges-uranium-development-9067794

World nuclear generating capacity is set to continue its upward trend with demand for uranium fuel increasing over the period to 2040, according to the projections in the latest edition of World Nuclear Association's Nuclear Fuel Report. Uranium resources are more than enough to meet that demand, but intense development of new projects will be needed in the current decade to avoid potential supply disruptions.

Date: Thursday, 09 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-fuel-report-sees-positive-long-term-future