Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
ANSTO to act on medicine production safety culture

ANSTO to act on medicine production safety culture

Australia's nuclear regulator has given the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation 60 days to provide a "full and complete" response to 85 recommendations to improve the safety culture in ANSTO Health's nuclear medicine production facility following an independent expert review.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2018


Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planningapproved

Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planning approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved modifications to the emergency preparedness plan for Oyster Creek to reflect its decommissioning status. The plant shut down in September after 49 years of operation.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

China has begun the shipment of low-enriched uranium fuel for use in the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 , a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor that currently uses high-enriched uranium fuel.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

The first production accelerator has been delivered to Shine Medical Technologies' isotope production campus in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

A decommissioning plan for unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has been submitted to the country's nuclear regulator by plant owner Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018


IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Belarus

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Belarus

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today concluded a ten-day mission to review Belarus's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018


ASN gives go-ahead for Flamanville RPV

ASN gives go-ahead for Flamanville RPV

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has announced its conditional authorisation for EDF to commission and use the Flamanville 3 reactor pressure vessel. The EPR is under construction in Normandy, northern France.

Regulation & Safety 12 October 2018


NRC centre activated ahead of hurricane

NRC centre activated ahead of hurricane

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday activated its Atlanta regional incident response centre in anticipation of Hurricane Michael's landfall in the south-eastern USA. Southern Nuclear reduced power at the Farley nuclear power plant in Alabama as a precautionary measure.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2018


MoU for Australian and Vietnamese nuclear organisations

MoU for Australian and Vietnamese nuclear organisations

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to allow further collaboration between the two organisations.
 

Regulation & Safety 10 October 2018


Improvements seen in Hungary's regulatory framework

Improvements seen in Hungary's regulatory framework

Hungary has made "significant improvements" to its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety since 2015, an International Atomic Energy Agency follow-up mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 05 October 2018