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Japanese fuel plant meets revised safety standards

Japanese fuel plant meets revised safety standards

Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan's fuel fabrication plant in Yokosuka in Kanagawa Prefecture meets new regulatory standards, the country's nuclear regulator has concluded. It becomes the first fuel cycle facility to be confirmed to meet the revised safety standards, introduced in December 2013.

Regulation & Safety 08 March 2017


Approvals in place for Ikata 3 restart

Approvals in place for Ikata 3 restart

Ikata NPP - 48The operational safety programs for the Ikata nuclear power plant have been approved by Japan's nuclear regulator, moving unit 3 one step closer to restart pending final inspections. The regulator has also confirmed Takahama units 1 and 2 meet new safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 20 April 2016


Regulator approves Ikata 3 safety upgrades

Regulator approves Ikata 3 safety upgrades

Ikata NPP - 48Unit 3 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has moved a step closer to restarting after the country's nuclear regulator approved Shikoku Electric Power Company's 'construction plan' to strengthen the unit.

Regulation & Safety 23 March 2016


Spain's post-Fukushima safety measures near completion

Spain's post-Fukushima safety measures near completion

Spain's nuclear power plants have almost completed the implementation of additional safety measures introduced in response to the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant five years ago, the country's nuclear industry forum Foronuclear has announced.

Regulation & Safety 07 March 2016


Shikoku moves closer to Ikata 3 restart

Shikoku moves closer to Ikata 3 restart

Ikata NPP - 48Shikoku Electric Power Company has submitted an amended 'construction plan' to the Japanese regulator for strengthening unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. The plan is the second of three applications required during the restart process.

Regulation & Safety 04 March 2016


Flexible systems and approaches boost safety after Fukushima

Flexible systems and approaches boost safety after Fukushima

"Nuclear power plants around the world now have flexible approaches to dealing with a wide range of accident scenarios," said William Magwood, director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, commenting on five years of international cooperation to improve safety after the Fukushima accident.

Regulation & Safety 29 February 2016


NRA approves Takahama 1 and 2 safety standards

NRA approves Takahama 1 and 2 safety standards

Takahama 48Units 1 and 2 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture meet Japan's new safety regulations, the country's nuclear regulator has decided. Both units have already operated beyond their 40-year licence period.

Regulation & Safety 25 February 2016


Regulator approves safety of Ikata 3

Regulator approves safety of Ikata 3

Ikata NPP - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has given Shikoku Electric Power Company permission to make changes to the reactor installation of unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. It marks the first of three regulatory approvals required for restarting the unit.

Regulation & Safety 15 July 2015


EDF Energy completes safety upgrades at UK plants

EDF Energy completes safety upgrades at UK plants

EDF Energy emergency respone centre - 48EDF Energy announced today that it has completed post-Fukushima safety upgrades at its UK nuclear power plants within the time agreed with the regulator and to budget. The upgrades include a new emergency response centre near Sizewell B.

Regulation & Safety 14 July 2015


More seismic studies for US plants

More seismic studies for US plants

Columbia_(NRC)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered the operators of two of the country's three westernmost nuclear power plants to conduct additional studies into earthquake risks, but says it is confident that the units can continue operating safely while the studies are carried out.

Regulation & Safety 15 May 2015