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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


Long-term safety review for Angra 1

Long-term safety review for Angra 1

Angra_(Eletronuclear)-48A team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has completed a Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review at Brazil's Angra 1 nuclear power plant. Plant operator Eletrobras Eletronuclear is preparing to apply to extend the pressurised water reactor's operating lifetime from 40 to 60 years.

Regulation & Safety 14 May 2018


Fuel loading under way at Chinese AP1000

Fuel loading under way at Chinese AP1000

Sanmen units 1 and 2 - 48The loading of fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province began today following the issuance of a permit by the country's nuclear regulator. The unit is later this year expected to become the first Westinghouse AP1000 to enter operation.

New Nuclear 25 April 2018


Atucha 1 operating licence renewed

Atucha 1 operating licence renewed

Atucha 1 - 48Argentina's nuclear regulator has extended the operating licence of the Atucha 1 nuclear power reactor. The licence extension allows the 44-year-old 362 MWe (gross) pressurised heavy water reactor - the first nuclear power plant in Latin America - to operate until 2024.

Regulation & Safety 16 April 2018