Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Chugoku Electric Power Company has initiated the regulatory process for starting up unit 3 at its Shimane nuclear power plant by applying to the Japanese regulator for a review to assess the 1373 MWe ABWR's compliance with revised safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 10 August 2018


Pickering relicensed to 2028

Pickering relicensed to 2028

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission yesterday announced its decision to grant a new ten-year operating licence for Ontario Power Generation's Pickering plant.

Regulation & Safety 09 August 2018


ANSTO to resume Tc-99m production soon

ANSTO to resume Tc-99m production soon

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation expects to be able to recommence production of technetium-99m generators this week, following repair to a conveyer belt.

Regulation & Safety 06 August 2018


IAEA assesses Saudi nuclear infrastructure development

IAEA assesses Saudi nuclear infrastructure development

The International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a mission to Saudi Arabia to assess its development of the infrastructure required for a nuclear power programme.

Regulation & Safety 31 July 2018


WANO member support missions achieve record

WANO member support missions achieve record

The World Association of Nuclear Operators delivered a record number of member support missions last year. Such missions enable WANO members to assist each other in improving safety or reliability at a plant.

Regulation & Safety 27 July 2018


IAEA reviews Rooppur design safety documentation

IAEA reviews Rooppur design safety documentation

The International Atomic Energy Agency last month completed a peer review of selected parts of the design safety documentation for the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh.

Regulation & Safety 26 July 2018


Barakah 1 receives generation licence

Barakah 1 receives generation licence

An electricity generation licence has been issued to Barakah One Company, a key regulatory requirement prior to operation of the UAE's first nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, further steps to develop the Emirati nuclear workforce.
 

Regulation & Safety 25 July 2018


Review for repaired isotope production facility

Review for repaired isotope production facility

A mechanical failure that caused the suspension of Australian manufacture of technetium-99m (Tc-99m) generators has been addressed, but resumption of production is still some weeks away.

Regulation & Safety 23 July 2018


Review of Le Creusot records passes milestone

Review of Le Creusot records passes milestone

France's Framatome has announced that it has completed identifying and characterising deviations in all of the manufacturing records from the Le Creusot site for forgings used in French NPPs. 

Regulation & Safety 18 July 2018


Rovno unit 3 gets 20-year licence extension

Rovno unit 3 gets 20-year licence extension

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRC) has approved the extension by 20 years of the operating licence for unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant, which means the unit can operate until 2037.

Regulation & Safety 18 July 2018