Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 4 of the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia has been completed. The procedure is part of large-scale modernisation work on the VVER-440 reactor.

Regulation & Safety 12 December 2018


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant at Metsamor.

Regulation & Safety 12 December 2018


Nigeria becomes HEU free

Nigeria becomes HEU free

The last known highly enriched uranium in Nigeria has been repatriated to China, leaving the African country HEU-free.

Regulation & Safety 10 December 2018


Rosenergoatom completes its first corporate OSART mission

Rosenergoatom completes its first corporate OSART mission

The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Rosenergoatom's commitment to safety, following its successful completion of a corporate Operational Safety Review Team mission yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 28 November 2018


Consent granted for Hinkley nuclear island concrete

Consent granted for Hinkley nuclear island concrete

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation has provided NNB Genco Ltd with consent to commence pouring of concrete for the nuclear island of unit 1 of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 26 November 2018


IAEA team completes review of Australian regulator

IAEA team completes review of Australian regulator

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 20 November 2018


South Africa to resume radioisotope production

South Africa to resume radioisotope production

Production can resume at NTP Radioisotopes' Pelindaba facilities after receiving the go-ahead from South Africa's National Nuclear Regulator.
 

Regulation & Safety 19 November 2018


UK HPR1000 moves to next design assessment stage

UK HPR1000 moves to next design assessment stage

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have completed "initial high-level scrutiny" of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The design now moves onto the third of four stages in the Generic Design Assessment process.

Regulation & Safety 15 November 2018


IAEA reviews Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

IAEA reviews Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

Japan has made significant progress in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but many challenges remain, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2018


Report sets radiological baseline for UAE

Report sets radiological baseline for UAE

National nuclear regulator the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has released its first annual report on radiological environmental monitoring in the United Arab Emirates, establishing the baseline level of radiation for the UAE.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2018