Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts yesterday concluded an 11-day mission to review Canada's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies. An Emergency Preparedness Review is one of the peer reviews offered by the IAEA to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


Safety upgrade delays could take Japanese units offline

Safety upgrade delays could take Japanese units offline

Nuclear power reactors in Japan that have resumed operation could be forced to temporarily shut down again if back-up safety measures are not in place by specified deadlines under new rules approved by the country's Nuclear Regulation Authority. Operators of restarted units have already said they expect delays in the completion of such facilities.

Regulation & Safety 13 June 2019


Australian isotope facility to begin full-scale operations

Australian isotope facility to begin full-scale operations

The ANSTO Nuclear Medicine facility has received a regulatory licence that will allow it to move to full production of molybdenum-99, the Australian nuclear science and technology organisation announced today.

Regulation & Safety 13 June 2019


IAEA focus on verification and development

IAEA focus on verification and development

"I am worried about increasing tensions over the Iranian nuclear issue," said Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In a statement to the agency's board of governors on 10 June he called on Iran to fully implement its commitments.

Regulation & Safety 12 June 2019


CNL verification technology research published

CNL verification technology research published

A new use of neutron detectors for reactor monitoring and safeguards, developed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd, could potentially be used for the independent verification of nuclear reactor activities and for monitoring the sealed cores of some small modular reactors.

Regulation & Safety 10 June 2019


MHI develops explosion-proof robot

MHI develops explosion-proof robot

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has used the experience it has gained from developing robots for inspecting nuclear power plants in accident situations to develop an explosion-proof robot for inspecting and monitoring industrial facilities. A prototype EX ROVR robot has been tested at a Japanese oil refinery.

Regulation & Safety 10 June 2019


IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant

IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant

Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russia's Leningrad nuclear power plant, has strengthened operational safety in response to the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review in 2017, a follow-up mission has concluded. The team encouraged the operator to pursue continuous improvement.

Regulation & Safety 30 May 2019


IAEA sees improved operational safety at Golfech

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Golfech

EDF, the operator of the Golfech nuclear power plant in France, has strengthened operational safety by addressing the findings of an initial International Atomic Energy Agency review in 2016, a follow-up mission has concluded. However, the mission made recommendations to EDF to reinforce some safety measures.

Regulation & Safety 21 May 2019


Shine to use 'novel' method for lutetium production

Shine to use 'novel' method for lutetium production

US company Shine Medical Technologies Inc is to produce the medical radioisotope lutetium-177 using a novel method for separating rare earth elements under an exclusive licence from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where the technique was developed.
 

Regulation & Safety 17 May 2019