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Strategic plan for uranium remediation in Central Asia

Published: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:03:36 GMT

IAEA_partners_Central_Asia_SMP-(IAEA)-48The European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed a joint commitment on coordinating efforts to remediate uranium legacy sites in Central Asia, under a newly published strategic master plan.


Diversity key to US grid resilience

Published: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:33:42 GMT

Policy-driven market distortions are leading to a loss of diversity in the US electric supply portfolio, which will cause higher costs for consumers as well as a loss of resilience to supply disruptions, according to a new study by IHS Markit. A less diverse portfolio will also likely mean little or no reduction - and possibly increases - in electricity sector carbon dioxide emissions, the report finds.


Demolition starts of US vitrification plant

Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:13:48 GMT

WVDP vitrification facility demolition - 48Following two years of planning, demolition of the West Valley Demonstration Project vitrification facility in New York State began last week. The work is scheduled to be completed in eight months.


Russia proposes new closed fuel cycle

Published: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:55:45 GMT

Zalimskaya - Symposium 2017 - 48A new nuclear fuel cycle providing acceptable and reliable back-end solutions will be essential to sustain dynamic growth in global nuclear energy, Liudmila Zalimskaya, general director of JSC Tenex, told the World Nuclear Association's Symposium in London last week. Proposed approaches centre on reprocessing and recycling of used fuel, allowing uranium and plutonium resources to be used to their fullest extent while reducing the amounts of waste for disposal.


IAEA celebrates 20 years of waste safety convention

Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:06:07 GMT

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.


Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address

Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:43:38 GMT

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.


Initiative launched for management of sealed sources

Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:41:52 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced a concept for creating qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed radioactive sources.


Russia and Paraguay forge closer nuclear power ties

Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:41:03 GMT

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.


China plans further high temperature reactor innovation

Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:12:43 GMT

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.


NuScale highlights non-power uses of its SMR

Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:17:34 GMT

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.