Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
International review for German regulation

International review for German regulation

Germany's nuclear safety regime is strong and can be improved further, a team of international inspectors has concluded following a two-week mission to review the country's regulatory framework.

Regulation & Safety 15 April 2019


Evacuation order lifted in Fukushima host town

Evacuation order lifted in Fukushima host town

Some residents of Okuma, the closest town to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, have today been allowed to return home. The evacuation order issued in 2011 has been lifted for the more mountainous and less inhabited western area, where around 380 of the town's former population of 10,500 lived.

Regulation & Safety 10 April 2019


Uzbekistan starts site selection process for first reactors

Uzbekistan starts site selection process for first reactors

Uzbekistan has initiated the process to choose a site for its first nuclear power plant and aims to grant a site licence in September 2020, local officials have confirmed to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Uzbekistan is among about 30 countries that are considering, planning or actively working to include nuclear power into their energy mix.

Regulation & Safety 09 April 2019


First Canadian SMR licence application submitted

First Canadian SMR licence application submitted

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has received its first licence application for a small modular reactor . The application from Global First Power, with support from Ontario Power Generation and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, supports a proposal to deploy a Micro Modular Reactor plant at Chalk River in Ontario.
 

Regulation & Safety 02 April 2019


Russia installs operation simulator at Beloyarsk plant

Russia installs operation simulator at Beloyarsk plant

A full-scale simulator at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant - the BN-800 fast neutron reactor in Russia - has passed acceptance tests, state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor started operating at 100% power for the first time in August 2016.

Regulation & Safety 01 April 2019


FANR in final stages of Barakah licensing process

FANR in final stages of Barakah licensing process

The head of the United Arab Emirates Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, which this week inaugurated a new Emergency Operations Centre, has said it is in the final stages of preparations but not yet ready to issue the operating licence for the Barakah nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 29 March 2019


Tepco completes Fukushima water storage upgrade

Tepco completes Fukushima water storage upgrade

Bolted flange tanks at Fukushima Daiichi, which had previously leaked, are no longer in use. Tokyo Electric Power Company has completed the transfer of the treated water to new welded tanks onsite while it awaits permission to discharge.

Regulation & Safety 28 March 2019


WANO warns export controls are impacting its work

WANO warns export controls are impacting its work

The World Association of Nuclear Operators announced today it is encouraging governments worldwide to ensure that national export control laws do not adversely affect its ability to maximise the safe operation of commercial nuclear power plants.

Regulation & Safety 28 March 2019


Bruce Power harvests first HSA cobalt-60

Bruce Power harvests first HSA cobalt-60

Bruce Power has completed its first harvest of medical-grade cobalt-60 produced inside the Bruce 7 nuclear power reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 March 2019


IAEA reviews long-term operation of Mexican plant

IAEA reviews long-term operation of Mexican plant

Mexican state utility CFE has a good basis to manage the long-term operation of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has found.

Regulation & Safety 19 March 2019