Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
US regulator accepts SHINE's radioisotope operating licence application

US regulator accepts SHINE's radioisotope operating licence application

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted SHINE Medical Technologies' operating licence application for its medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. SHINE said the NRC's acceptance confirms that its application was "complete and of sufficient quality" for the NRC to start its detailed technical review of the application.

Regulation & Safety 16 October 2019


International collaboration secures radioisotope supplies

International collaboration secures radioisotope supplies

Research reactors in Canada and the Netherlands will work together to create a dual supply of the medical isotope iodine-125, McMaster University and NRG have announced. The collaboration is a response to a worldwide shortage of the product in 2017.
 

Regulation & Safety 15 October 2019


UK chief nuclear inspector issues performance report

UK chief nuclear inspector issues performance report

While the UK nuclear industry met the required safety and security standards last year, there remains room for improvement, the country's Chief Nuclear Inspector Mark Foy said today in his first annual report on the sector's performance. He said three key areas of focus are the management of ageing facilities, conventional health and safety, and delivering a holistic approach to nuclear security.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2019


IAEA sees improved operational safety at Bugey

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Bugey

EDF, the operator of the Bugey nuclear power plant in France, has strengthened operational safety by addressing the findings of an initial International Atomic Energy Agency review in 2017, a follow-up mission has concluded. The team also encouraged EDF to continuously improve safety performance.

Regulation & Safety 08 October 2019


Kozloduy unit 6 clear to operate for another 10 years

Kozloduy unit 6 clear to operate for another 10 years

Bulgaria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency has granted a 10-year extension to the operating licence of unit 6 at the Kozloduy nuclear power unit. The Russian design VVER-1000 in northern Bulgaria started operation in 1991 and can now continue generating electricity until October 2029.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2019


ARC-100 passes Canadian pre-licensing milestone

ARC-100 passes Canadian pre-licensing milestone

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of ARC Nuclear Canada's ARC-100 small modular reactor. The design is the third advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2019


Vermont becomes an Agreement State

Vermont becomes an Agreement State

Vermont has become the 39th US state to take responsibility for regulating certain radioactive materials within its boundaries under an agreement with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Regulation & Safety 01 October 2019


Duke to seek second licence renewals fleetwide

Duke to seek second licence renewals fleetwide

Duke Energy has announced it will seek second 20-year renewals of the operating licences for all of its nuclear reactors, starting with the three-unit Oconee plant for which it expects to submit a renewal application in 2021. The company says the units are key to it achieving its carbon emissions goals.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2019


Court clears three former Tepco executives

Court clears three former Tepco executives

A Japanese court today acquitted three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives charged with failing to prevent the March 2011 accident at the company's Fukushima Daiichi plant. The judge ruled they could not have foreseen the massive earthquake and tsunami that led to the meltdown of three of the plant's reactors.

Regulation & Safety 19 September 2019


UAE enhances nuclear emergency preparedness

UAE enhances nuclear emergency preparedness

Most of the recommendations made by a mission in 2015 have been addressed, according to a follow-up mission to the United Arab Emirates by an International Atomic Energy Agency emergency preparedness review service team.

Regulation & Safety 18 September 2019