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Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

The Hiroshima District Court has rejected a call from residents to re-impose an injunction on the operation of unit 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture. The move clears the way for owner Shikoku Electric Power Company to restart the reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 October 2018


Taiwanese to have say on nuclear phase-out policy

Taiwanese to have say on nuclear phase-out policy

A referendum on the Taiwanese government's policy to phase out the use of nuclear energy by 2025 is to be held alongside local elections next month, Taiwan's Central Election Commission has announced after initially rejecting the proposal.

Nuclear Policies 24 October 2018


Injunction lifted on operation of Japanese reactor

Injunction lifted on operation of Japanese reactor

UPDATED 28 September: Shikoku Electric Power Company expects unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture to resume power generation by the end of next month following a high court decision to overturn an injunction imposed last December.

Regulation & Safety 26 September 2018


UK presents Sector Deal for nuclear

UK presents Sector Deal for nuclear

The UK's nuclear industry has unanimously welcomed the Sector Deal, which Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark outlined at the nuclear-licensed Trawsfynydd site in North Wales.

Nuclear Policies 28 June 2018


WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has announced completion of 12 projects it identified in 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan. 

Regulation & Safety 27 June 2018


Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Fukushima Daini NPP - 48The four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant in Japan are likely to be decommissioned, the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc (Tepco) today told the governor of Fukushima Prefecture. However, the company has yet to announce an official decision on the fate of the plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Corporate 14 June 2018


UK on track with post-Euratom preparations

UK on track with post-Euratom preparations

IAEA-UK  safeguards agreement - 48The UK last week completed two more milestones in its preparations to leave the European Atomic Energy Community. On 7 June, Parliament passed the Nuclear Safeguards Bill and government officials signed new international safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Nuclear Policies 11 June 2018


DOE report highlights ‘capability gaps’ in cybersecurity

DOE report highlights ‘capability gaps’ in cybersecurity

The US Administration recognises the growing security risk of cyber threats and has prioritised overcoming these challenges, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement marking one year since President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13800. In the EO, titled Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the president directed departments and agencies to develop multiple reports to further their understanding of the cybersecurity risks to the country and focus on opportunities to mitigate those risks.

Regulation & Safety 04 June 2018


Viewpoint: All set for the new generation?

Viewpoint: All set for the new generation?

The International Atomic Energy Agency is holding its Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes next week. Here, Patricia Wieland, head of World Nuclear University, who will be a speaker at the event, shares her thoughts on working with young professionals. The conference, on 'meeting challenges to ensure the future nuclear workforce capability', is taking place on 28–31 May in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Perspectives 25 May 2018


Viewpoint: Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future)

Viewpoint: Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future)

The Initiative on Nuclear Energy is to be launched on 24 May at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen. Here, Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette of the US Department of Energy explains the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy.

Perspectives 22 May 2018