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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


French, US regulators expand cooperation

French, US regulators expand cooperation

France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have signed an agreement to cooperate in emergency preparedness.

Regulation & Safety 15 March 2019


US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

The US Administration's budget request for fiscal 2020, which begins on 1 October, seeks to restart the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedure for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository and also provides for the regulator to prepare for licensing advanced reactors.
 

Nuclear Policies 12 March 2019


Romania enhances safety at Cernavoda, IAEA reports

Romania enhances safety at Cernavoda, IAEA reports

The International Atomic Energy Agency said yesterday that the operator of Romania’s Cernavoda nuclear power plant had demonstrated "strengthened operational safety" by addressing the findings of an initial IAEA review in 2016.

Regulation & Safety 12 March 2019


Estonia strengthens regulation, IAEA mission finds

Estonia strengthens regulation, IAEA mission finds

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said today that Estonia has strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the last two years.

Regulation & Safety 11 March 2019


US regulator issues annual plant assessments

US regulator issues annual plant assessments

All of the USA's 98 operating commercial reactors were in the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's two highest performance categories for 2018. Entergy's Pilgrim plant has returned to the highest operating level.

Regulation & Safety 08 March 2019


Finnish EPR receives operating licence

Finnish EPR receives operating licence

The Finnish government today granted utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Once it enters commercial operation early next year, the 1600 MWe pressurised water reactor will supply some 15% of the country's electricity demand.

Regulation & Safety 07 March 2019


Regulator concludes Finnish EPR can operate safely

Regulator concludes Finnish EPR can operate safely

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority yesterday informed the government it sees no reason why an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto should not be granted to utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj.

Regulation & Safety 26 February 2019


Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

The Canadian nuclear regulator has scheduled a public hearing in early October to consider an application from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to renew its decommissioning licence for the Whiteshell Laboratories site for a further ten years.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2019


Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Ondraf/Niras, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, yesterday submitted a completed licence application for the construction of a low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Dessel.

Waste & Recycling 06 February 2019