Nuclear News

  1. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi is to lead the latest rotation of its experts at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant next week. It comes as the IAEA and nuclear experts in Ukraine and in Russia say there is no short-term risk to its safety and security as a result of the damaged Nova Kakhovka dam.
  2. Anfield Energy has agreed to acquire the Marquez-Juan Tafoya uranium project in New Mexico through the acquisition of enCore Energy Corp's wholly-owned Neutron Energy Inc subsidiary for 185 million common shares of Anfield and CAD5 million (USD3.7 million) in cash.
  3. Finnish utility Fortum and Westinghouse Electric Company of the USA have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore prerequisites for the development and deployment of new nuclear in Finland and Sweden. The agreement is related to Fortum's nuclear feasibility study launched in November 2022.
  4. Hungary's Foreign and Trade Minister Peter Szijjártó said preparatory works would start for the Paks II nuclear power plant project in Hungary next month. It followed talks with Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev.
  5. The International Atomic Energy Agency says the impact of the damage to the dam on cooling water supplies to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is being monitored but alternative sources of water on-site should provide sufficient water for cooling "for some months" and means "our current assessment is that there is no immediate risk to the safety of the plant".