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The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) plans to establish an association of nuclear energy regulators and organisations that provide scientific and technical support. A draft memorandum on this was approved at the 21st meeting of the CIS commission on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which was held via video link yesterday. The meeting was chaired by the head of the commission, Belarus' Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk.

Date: Thursday, 29 October 2020
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The Bruce nuclear power station in Canada. Photo courtesy OPG. Canada is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, but the government should improve the policy and strategy for radioactive waste management, an International Atomic Energy Agency team said.

The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team also said the regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, should consider better aligning its radiation protection requirements with IAEA safety standards.

The team said the CNSC is highly transparent about its regulatory activities and decisions.

“Canada has a comprehensive framework for nuclear and radiation safety covering current facilities and activities,” said team leader Marta Ziakova, chairperson of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Slovakia.

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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The government of South Australia will support nine of the 12 recommendations of a Royal Commission on the nuclear fuel cycle, Premier Jay Weatherill announced today. These include the expansion of uranium mining and exploration, but not the removal of existing prohibitions on nuclear power generation.

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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South Australia Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle recommended, in its 344-page report published on 9 May, that South Australia should "further investigate" the feasibility of the storage and disposal of international used nuclear fuel and intermediate-level waste. The commission said South Australia has the attributes and capabilities to manage and dispose of international used nuclear fuel safely, and it would have a significant inter-generational benefit to the community.

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, established last year by the South Australia state government, has said a facility accepting nuclear waste and used fuel created by the global power generation, industry, medicine and research could be viable and could deliver significant economic benefits to the state, generating more than AUD5bn (3.6bn) a year in revenue. South Australia, which hosts the Olympic Dam uranium mine, set up the commission last year to look at the role the state should play in the nuclear industry, from mining and enrichment to energy generation and waste storage.

Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2016
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Russia and Bangladesh have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. Meanwhile, Russia plans to cooperate with Namibia in uranium mining and processing.

Date: Friday, 21 May 2010
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