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  • Blog Post: Webinar: National Reactor Innovation Center 9/29 5:00 PM ET September 22, 2020
    The National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) launches the first webinar in its series “What Inspires Us”. This 90-minute webinar will be moderated by Ashley Finan, director of the National Reactor Information Center. She will be joined by Mark Peters, Idaho … Continue reading → ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising September 22, 2020
    Nuclear innovation is driving improvement in all parts of the industry, enhancing reliability, efficiency, economics and flexibility, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the International Atomic Energy Agency's Scientific Forum 2020 today. She said innovation is accelerating the development and commercialisation of small ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Viewpoint: Time to appoint a National Focal Point on denial of shipments September 22, 2020
    As Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency gather in Vienna this week for the annual General Conference , they should consider making universal the appointment of a National Focal Point on denials of shipment of radioactive materials to boost security of supply of medical isotopes, write Natanael Bruno and Serge Gorlin, co-chairs of […]
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  • Blog Post: World needs large and small reactors, Association says September 22, 2020
    World Nuclear Association has called on policymakers to accelerate the development and commercialisation of small modular reactors as well as fast-tracking the deployment of large-scale reactors in a policy paper released today. The message is clear that to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, global carbon emissions must decrease rapidly ...read more
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  • Blog Post: IAEA head calls for nuclear to have a place in all debates September 22, 2020
    Nuclear power must be included in all debates about the clean energy transition and tackling climate change, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today at the opening session of the Agency's Scientific Forum 2020 . Panellists in the first session agreed there were issues that the industry must address ...read […]
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  • Blog Post: Uzbekistan / Country To Approve Strategy On Spent Nuclear Fuel, Radioactive Waste And Decommissioning September 22, 2020
    Uzbekistan will soon approve a strategy for the management of spent nuclear fuel, radioactive waste and decommissioning of nuclear installations as it prepares to push ahead with construction of the first commercial nuclear power station in central Asia ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Barakah / Unit 1 Reactor Reaches 50% Of Electrical Production Capacity September 22, 2020
    The reactor of Unit 1 at the Barakah nuclear power station in the United Arab Emirates has reached 50% of its electricity production capacity and is on schedule to begin full commercial operation early in 2021. Nawah Energy Company, the joint venture ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Nuclear Regulation / Support Stepped Up For Staff In Countries Considering Nuclear September 22, 2020
    A group of regulators from countries with established nuclear power programmes is stepping up support for regulatory staff in the growing number of countries introducing or considering nuclear power. The Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF), established ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Austria fails in attempt to block Hinkley Point C September 22, 2020
    The European Court of Justice has rejected Austria's appeal against the European Commission's 2014 decision to approve the UK's support for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, which is under construction in Somerset, England. The Court of Justice, the supreme court of the European Union in matters of EU law, agreed with the Commission […]
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  • Blog Post: Uzbekistan on track for IAEA mission this year, says energy minister September 22, 2020
    Uzbekistan is "making great strides" in developing its nuclear and regulatory infrastructure in strong partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Uzbek Minister of Energy Alisher Sultanov told participants in the 64th IAEA General Conference yesterday. Speaking via video-link to the annual event in Vienna, Sultanov provided an ...read more
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