IAEA Discusses Topical Issues of Nuclear Law with Sri Lanka

The IAEA hosted a virtual national seminar on topical issues of nuclear law for Sri Lanka last month. Topics presented and discussed ranged from transparency in nuclear law and the legal provisions for the safety and security of radioactive sources to benefits of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), its Amendment …

Armenian Nuclear Power Plant’s License to Be Extended Until 2026

YEREVAN (Arka) — Armenia’s State Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee will extend the license for the operation of the Armenian NPP until 2026 after the successful implementation of all activities planned for this year, NPP CEO Eduard Martirosyan said last Friday during a discussion that involved Armenian Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Minister Suren Papikyan, Russian Ambassador …

Energy Bridge has geopolitical significance, says Polenergia

Grzegorz Stanislavsky, a member of the supervisory board of the Polish company Polenergia, as well as of the management board of the Ukraine Power Bridge Company, has insisted that the Ukraine-European Union Energy Bridge project should go ahead. The project has geopolitical significance, not only for Energoatom and the Ukrainian state, he said, but above all …

Trump declares mineral supply chain ‘national emergency’

US President Donald Trump has declared a “national emergency” to deal with the threat to the USA’s security, foreign policy and economy from its “undue reliance” on supplies of critical minerals from “foreign adversaries”. The country must also expand and strengthen domestic mining and processing capacity for all minerals to guard against the possibility of …

US looking forward to Polish partnership on nuclear energy development

A partnership with Poland in the development of nuclear energy will be an additional area of close and effective cooperation between the US and Poland, wrote US ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Twitter on Tuesday. In her tweet on Tuesday, Mosbacher wrote: “The U.S. is looking forward to our partnership with Poland on advancing …

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Draft Amendment to the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (Rosatom), on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, initialed a draft amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Agreement), which was originally signed in 1992.  This amendment, if finalized, will extend the …

DOE targets end to US reliance on Russian nuclear fuel, revived domestic capability

Dive Brief: The Department of Energy is working to end U.S. reliance on Russia for nuclear fuel, Secretary Dan Brouillette told members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy last week. The department’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group wants American-sourced uranium and plans to begin processing U.S. uranium into high-grade fuel at a DOE facility …

Net Zero at Risk without Nuclear Power

Plans for a clean economic recovery and the goal of Net Zero by 2050 need commitment to new nuclear power stations, according to a summary of the sector’s future potential published today by the Nuclear Industry Association. Ahead of the Climate Change Committee’s annual progress update due this week, the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has …