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INSAG highlights links between safety and security

INSAG highlights links between safety and security

"Though distinct topics, nuclear safety and nuclear security are interlinked, and they share the same goal: to protect people, society and the environment from hazards or threats that could arise from peaceful nuclear and radiological activities." This was the message to delegates at a forum organised by the International Nuclear Safety Group yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 17 September 2019


IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

The last few months have been a testing time for the International Atomic Energy Agency, but with the "steadfast support" of its 171 Member States and the dedication of its excellent staff, it has demonstrated strength and resilience in continuing to fulfil its responsibilities, Cornel Feruta, acting director general of the Vienna-based agency said in his opening address to the 63rd regular session of the IAEA General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2019


IAEA team reviews Canadian regulatory system

IAEA team reviews Canadian regulatory system

Canada has a committed regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peer review mission has concluded. The team noted areas for further enhancement.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2019


China issues white paper on nuclear safety

China issues white paper on nuclear safety

China's State Council Information Office has today issued a white paper outlining its approach to nuclear safety. The country, it says, has an effective nuclear safety system in place and is cooperating internationally to improve global nuclear safety.

Regulation & Safety 03 September 2019


Korean reactor design certified for use in USA

Korean reactor design certified for use in USA

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400. The certificate states that the NRC finds the APR-1400 design fully meets US safety requirements.

Regulation & Safety 27 August 2019


More staff needed for Turkey Point licence review

More staff needed for Turkey Point licence review

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a revised schedule for its review of the first subsequent licence renewal for a US nuclear power plant because it is taking more staffing hours than originally expected. It still expects to complete the process within its original 18-month timescale.
 

Regulation & Safety 21 August 2019


Regulators formalise technical collaboration on SMR regulation

Regulators formalise technical collaboration on SMR regulation

Canadian and US nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see them collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Meanwhile, the US Department of Energy has awarded funds to build SMR simulators at three US universities.

Regulation & Safety 16 August 2019


US regulator approves latest Holtec transport cask

US regulator approves latest Holtec transport cask

Holtec International's HI-STAR 100MB transport package has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The company says the cask is "destined to become America's workhorse for transporting used nuclear fuel".

Regulation & Safety 14 August 2019


US regulator invites comment on Peach Bottom licence renewal

US regulator invites comment on Peach Bottom licence renewal

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public comment the draft supplemental environmental impact statement on Exelon Generation Company's application for an additional 20 years of operation for Peach Bottom units 2 and 3. This would be a second licence renewal for the Pennsylvania plant and, if granted, would enable it to operate for 80 years.

Regulation & Safety 09 August 2019


Wyoming approves first use of low pH ISL uranium production

Wyoming approves first use of low pH ISL uranium production

Peninsula Energy Ltd has completed the regulatory process for the use of low pH in-situ uranium recovery at the Lance uranium projects in Wyoming, becoming the only operator authorised to use the technique in the USA.

Uranium & Fuel 05 August 2019