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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


Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planningapproved

Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planning approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved modifications to the emergency preparedness plan for Oyster Creek to reflect its decommissioning status. The plant shut down in September after 49 years of operation.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


US regulators discuss smaller SMR emergency zones

US regulators discuss smaller SMR emergency zones

UPDATED - The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that Tennessee Valley Authority's methodology can be used in the future to determine if a reduced emergency planning zone is justified for small modular reactors, a spokesman for the Commission told World Nuclear News today.
 

Regulation & Safety 28 August 2018


Pickering relicensed to 2028

Pickering relicensed to 2028

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission yesterday announced its decision to grant a new ten-year operating licence for Ontario Power Generation's Pickering plant.

Regulation & Safety 09 August 2018


China’s Sanmen 2 cleared for fuel loading

China’s Sanmen 2 cleared for fuel loading

Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China has received regulatory approval for fuel loading, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. 

New Nuclear 10 July 2018


Bangladesh issues construction licence for Rooppur unit 2

Bangladesh issues construction licence for Rooppur unit 2

The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission has formally received a design and construction licence for Rooppur unit 2. It received an equivalent licence for unit 1 in November last year and construction work started on that unit soon afterwards.

New Nuclear 09 July 2018


NEI issues guidelines for regulatory interactions

NEI issues guidelines for regulatory interactions

A regulatory engagement plan will help reactor developers' early interactions with NRC staff and can reduce regulatory uncertainty and add predictability to licensing advanced technologies, the NEI said.

Regulation & Safety 06 July 2018


Approval for decommissioning of Swiss reactor

Approval for decommissioning of Swiss reactor

Swiss utility BKW has been issued with a decommissioning order for the Mühleberg nuclear power plant, which is scheduled to permanently shut down at the end of 2019. 

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2018


EU must support extended use of reactors, says Foratom

EU must support extended use of reactors, says Foratom

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has called on the European Commission and other EU institutions to recognise and reward the long-term operation of nuclear power reactors.

Nuclear Policies 20 June 2018