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Amano to stay until 2021

Located in: Nuclear Policies

18 September 2017

Yukia Amano - 48Yukiya Amano was appointed to serve another term as director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency at its General Conference today. He took up the role in 2009 and is now to stay until late 2021.

Japan and Russia join forces on waste management

Located in: Waste and Recycling

08 September 2017

Rosatom-JAEA - September 2017 - 48Japan and Russia have signed a memorandum on the exchange of information on reactor physics experiments for minor actinoid transmutation for radioactive waste processing and management. The document was signed on 6 September in Vladivostok, Russia, during the Eastern Economic Forum by Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachov and Japan Atomic Energy Agency President Toshio Kodama.

Dome installed at sixth Hongyanhe unit

Located in: New Nuclear

08 September 2017

Hongyanhe 6 dome installation - 48The dome has been installed upon the containment building of unit 6 at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province. The milestone marks the end of major civil engineering works at the unit.

New advice for managing nuclear accidents

Located in: Regulation and Safety

07 September 2017

The European Commission-funded Shamisen project has published 28 recommendations to improve the preparedness and response to a nuclear accident. The recommendations follow an 18-month review of the response to previous accidents, particularly Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Last part of Fukushima ice wall being frozen

Located in: Regulation and Safety

23 August 2017

The final part of an ice wall surrounding the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors is being frozen, Tokyo Electric Power Company said yesterday. The ice wall prevents the travel of water into or out of the reactor building basements.

Operational safety improves at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Located in: Regulation and Safety

09 August 2017

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Tepco)_48Tokyo Electric Power Company has addressed many of the recommendations made following a 2015 assessment of operational safety at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant by the International Atomic Energy Agency. However, the IAEA says work should continue in some areas.

Nuclear capacity could more than double by 2050, says IAEA

Located in: Nuclear Policies

08 August 2017

The long-term potential of nuclear power remains high, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest high case projection, which sees global nuclear generating capacity increasing 123% by 2050 compared with its current level.

Japan to benefit from reactor restarts, says IEEJ

Located in: Nuclear Policies

03 August 2017

A total of ten Japanese nuclear power reactors are likely to have been restarted by the end of March 2019, according to the latest estimate by the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). These restarts will help improve the country's economy, energy security and environment, it says.

Japanese marine sampling data reliable, says IAEA

Located in: Regulation and Safety

02 August 2017

Fukushima marine sediment sampling - 48Analyses by Japanese laboratories of seawater, marine sediment and fish samples taken from near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant produce reliable data, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The agency compared the results obtained from seven Japanese labs with those from three labs outside Japan.

Garoña licence renewal denied

Located in: Regulation and Safety

01 August 2017

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48The Spanish government has denied the renewal of Nuclenor's operating licence for the Garoña nuclear power plant. The decision means the reactor - which has been offline for more than four years - will now enter the decommissioning phase.


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