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IAEA reviews long-term safety of South African plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of South African plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of the long-term operational safety of South Africa's two-unit Koeberg nuclear power plant. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 17 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


Second APR-1400 unit starts commercial operation

Second APR-1400 unit starts commercial operation

Unit 4 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant entered commercial operation on 29 August, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power announced today. Unit 3 of the South Korean plant became the first APR-1400 to begin supplying electricity to the grid in January 2016.

New Nuclear 02 September 2019


IAEA highlights effectiveness of peer safety reviews

IAEA highlights effectiveness of peer safety reviews

Nuclear facility operators promptly act on the findings of Operational Safety Review Team missions, with over 95% of issues resolved or in satisfactory progress by the time of follow-up missions, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Regulation & Safety 29 August 2019


Japanese firms explore collaboration on BWRs

Japanese firms explore collaboration on BWRs

Japanese utilities Tokyo Electric Power Company and Chubu Electric Power Company have today signed a basic agreement with Hitachi and Toshiba to discuss potential collaboration on boiling water reactors (BWRs).

Corporate 28 August 2019


Tepco says it may scrap Kashiwazaki-Kariwa units

Tepco says it may scrap Kashiwazaki-Kariwa units

Tokyo Electric Power Company will consider the decommissioning of one or more units at its seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, the company has informed Kashiwazaki City Mayor Masahiro Sakurai. The utility plans to restart units 6 and 7 at the plant, in Japan's Niigata Prefecture.

Corporate 27 August 2019


IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Belarusian plant

IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Belarusian plant

The operator of Belarus's first nuclear power plant has shown a commitment to strengthening safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. The team also identified areas for further enhancements as plant owner Belarusian NPP prepares to start up Ostrovets unit 1 next year.

Regulation & Safety 22 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


Replica simulators completed at Southern plants

Replica simulators completed at Southern plants

GSE Systems Inc has completed delivery and commissioning of three additional full-scope simulators at Southern Nuclear's Vogtle, Hatch and Farley nuclear power plants. Southern has described the project as the largest single nuclear simulator project in the USA in the past 30 years.

Corporate 13 August 2019


Nigerian research reactor operator committed to safety

Nigerian research reactor operator committed to safety

The operator of the Nigerian Research Reactor-1, known as NIRR-1, has shown a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low-enriched uranium as fuel instead of high-enriched uranium, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. It made a number of recommendations to the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission to further enhance safety.

Regulation & Safety 12 August 2019