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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:06:07 +0000: IAEA celebrates 20 years of waste safety convention - Root
    Member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have celebrated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Joint Convention on Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Safety. The convention has contributed to a significant level of safety in the management of used fuel and radioactive waste, said IAEA deputy director general Juan Carlos Lentijo.
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:43:38 +0000: Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address - Root
    Rosatom director-general Alexey Likhachov has explained the Russian state nuclear corporation's "long-range agenda" at the 61st Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference being held this week in Vienna. During the event, Rosatom signed a number of agreements with its international partners.
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:15:19 +0000: Valuing nuclear power in the USA - Root
    Pacilio - Symposium 2017 - 48The World Nuclear Association's newly published Fuel Report indicates that, by 2035, the United States might be losing 11 reactor units (reference scenario), losing 30 (lower scenario), or losing two and gaining five (upper scenario). Michael Pacilio, COO of Exelon Generation, says he is "optimistic that we won't do nothing". The following is an abridged version of Pacilio's Hot Seat Interview at the Association's annual symposium in London last week.
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:41:52 +0000: Initiative launched for management of sealed sources - Root
    The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced a concept for creating qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed radioactive sources.
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:41:03 +0000: Russia and Paraguay forge closer nuclear power ties - Root
    ARRN-Rosatom - September 2017 - 48Russia and Paraguay have signed an agreement on cooperation for peaceful use of nuclear power. The document was signed yesterday, in Vienna, during the 61st International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference, by Alexey Likhachov, director-general of Rosatom, and César Cardozo Román, minister and executive secretary of the National Radiological and Nuclear Control Agency of Paraguay.
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:17:34 +0000: NuScale highlights non-power uses of its SMR - Root
    Thomas Bergman - NuScale - Sympo 2017 - 48The NuScale Power Module design has "some unique features that help with alternative uses of nuclear power", Thomas Bergman, NuScale's vice president for regulatory affairs, told the World Nuclear Association's Symposium, held in London last week. The company has completed five collaborative studies on non-power applications of its small modular reactor (SMR) technology, he said.
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:46:14 +0000: European group calls for JCPOA support - Root
    JCPOA_negotiations_2015_(Python-EU)-48Seventy-six European leaders from 20 countries have called on the US Administration to preserve the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. In a statement issued by the European Leadership Network think tank, they also urge the JCPOA's European signatories to make clear their continued support for the nuclear deal.
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:12:43 +0000: China plans further high temperature reactor innovation - Root
    China is moving rapidly towards using nuclear power as an industrial heat source and as a direct replacement for coal, Yulong Wu, CEO of Chinergy, told a side event at the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) General Conference today.
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:19:14 +0000: China's 37th reactor enters commercial operation - Root
    Fuqing 4 - 48Unit 4 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has completed commissioning tests and now meets the conditions for entering commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:13:23 +0000: Australia becomes active member of GIF - Root
    Adi_Paterson_GIF_180917-(Ansto)-48Australia has formally acceded to the Framework Agreement of the Generation IV International Forum, an international task force set up to develop and design the next generation of nuclear energy systems. Accession allows Australia, which has no nuclear power program of its own, to become actively engaged in R&D projects related to Generation IV systems.