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  • The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine decision resumes most of the plant's radioactive waste management licences, which were suspended in May following the Russian military occupation of the area.
  • The largest and heaviest module has been installed at unit 3 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.
  • Unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province offline has been reconnected to the electricity grid after having been offline for more than a year following the discovery of damaged fuel rods.
  • Fuel channel installation has been completed at Darlington unit 3, and the unit is now expected to return to service by late 2023 – several months earlier than planned – Ontario Power Generation has announced. The unit is the second of four Darlington units to undergo a mid-life overhaul.
  • Text circulated to California lawmakers by Governor Gavin Newsom says continued operation of the state's only nuclear power plant for an additional five to ten years is critical to ensure energy system reliability and minimise greenhouse gas emissions. It would authorise a loan of up to USD1.4 billion to extend the plant's operating lifetime.
  • SK Inc and SK Innovation – both affiliates of SK Group, Korea's second-largest conglomerate – have invested USD250 million in US nuclear innovation company TerraPower. The investment by SK is part of the latest private capital fundraise, which has raised at least USD750 million of investment in TerraPower.
  • The US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which now heads to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The passing of the wide-ranging bill, which includes support for existing and new nuclear, was welcomed by the nuclear industry.
  • A definitive feasibility study has been completed for the Ross and Kendrick production areas at Peninsula Energy Ltd's flagship, 100%-owned Lance in-situ leach uranium projects in Wyoming, USA.
  • Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization has said that, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it now does not expect to identify a preferred site for a deep geological repository until late-2024. It had previously expected to make the decision next year.
  • Installation of primary equipment for in-situ leach uranium production has begun at the Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit in the Zverinogolovsky district of Russia's Kurgan region.