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Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

The expansion of Sweden's existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark has been approved by the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm. With approval already granted by the nuclear regulator, the government will now make a final decision on the application.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2019


French plant taken offline following earthquake

French plant taken offline following earthquake

EDF has temporarily suspended operation of three units at its Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant to assess the reactors following a magnitude 4.9 earthquake yesterday in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France. No damage has been found at any nuclear facilities in the area.

Regulation & Safety 12 November 2019


Way clear for geological disposal planning, British regulators say

Way clear for geological disposal planning, British regulators say

British regulators see no fundamental issues that would prevent Radioactive Waste Management from developing "a fully scoped safety case in the future" for a geological disposal facility, but have identified a number of areas that RWM will need to improve when it does.

Waste & Recycling 31 October 2019


IAEA completes first full-scope IRRS mission to the UK

IAEA completes first full-scope IRRS mission to the UK

The UK is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said yesterday, following its completion of an 11-day Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission on 25 October.

Regulation & Safety 29 October 2019


Energoatom to join WANO's Paris Centre from 2022

Energoatom to join WANO's Paris Centre from 2022

Energoatom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with the World  Association of Nuclear Operators' Paris Centre for all its future peer reviews, starting in 2022. The Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator is currently a member of WANO’s Moscow Centre.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


Ghana impresses Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review team

Ghana impresses Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review team

Ghana has made progress in implementing the recommendations of an International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review mission, a team of IAEA and international experts said on 24 October. They conducted a follow-up INIR mission on 21-24 October requested by the government of Ghana to assess progress made since the 2017 Phase 1 INIR mission.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


WANO 'as relevant as always' after 30 years, says CEO

WANO 'as relevant as always' after 30 years, says CEO

Corporate leadership, the support required for new entrants and units to start up safely and on time, how to maintain a safe and reliable workforce, industry innovations, and a young generation perspective of the next 30 years of the nuclear industry, were the key issues discussed during the World Association of Nuclear Operators' 15th Biennial General Meeting, held in London on 20-22 October.

Regulation & Safety 24 October 2019


Permit issued for San Onofre decommissioning

Permit issued for San Onofre decommissioning

The California Coastal Commission has approved a coastal development permit for Southern California Edison's (SCE's) San Onofre nuclear power plant, enabling decommissioning of the plant to begin. The utility said it expects the dismantling of major structures at the two-unit plant to begin next year.

Waste & Recycling 21 October 2019


DOE, NRC collaborate on advanced reactor deployment

DOE, NRC collaborate on advanced reactor deployment

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the US Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to share technical expertise and computing resources to accelerate the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.

New Nuclear 17 October 2019


US regulator accepts SHINE's radioisotope operating licence application

US regulator accepts SHINE's radioisotope operating licence application

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted SHINE Medical Technologies' operating licence application for its medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. SHINE said the NRC's acceptance confirms that its application was "complete and of sufficient quality" for the NRC to start its detailed technical review of the application.

Regulation & Safety 16 October 2019