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Japan to raise worker emergency radiation exposure limits

Located in: Regulation and Safety

21 May 2015

Japan's nuclear regulator is to increase the radiation exposure limit for workers in emergency situations from the current 100 millisieverts (mSv) to 250 mSv. The limit was temporarily raised following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Tepco sees progress in understanding of Fukushima accident

Located in: Regulation and Safety

20 May 2015

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) today released the latest findings of an ongoing investigation into how the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant unfolded. Tepco said the findings support measures being taken at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa plant, which it hopes to restart.

More seismic studies for US plants

Located in: Regulation and Safety

15 May 2015

Columbia_(NRC)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered the operators of two of the country's three westernmost nuclear power plants to conduct additional studies into earthquake risks, but says it is confident that the units can continue operating safely while the studies are carried out.

IAEA sees continued progress at Fukushima Daiichi

Located in: Regulation and Safety

15 May 2015

IAEA mission to Fukushima Feb 2015 - 48The third mission of international experts assembled by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its final report on decommissioning progress at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan.

Leaner NRC prepares for future

Located in: Regulation and Safety

01 May 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is in the final stages of a project to streamline its operations, chairman Stephen Burns said in an update on progress at the agency.

First licence for ESBWR

Located in: New Nuclear

01 May 2015

ESBWR_model_ (GEH)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved DTE Energy's combined construction and operation licence (COL) for Fermi 3, the first construction licence to be awarded to GE Hitachi's ESBWR reactor design.

EOn to spin off nuclear assets to Uniper

Located in: Corporate

28 April 2015

Uniper will be the name of the non-renewable company to spin off from EOn. The name means 'Unique Performance' and the company will own stakes in 17 operating reactors across Germany and Sweden.

Court ruling clears way for Sendai restarts

Located in: Regulation and Safety

22 April 2015

Sendai 48A court had ruled against a petition opposed to the restart of units 1 and 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture. The units now look set to resume operation later this year, becoming the first of the country's reactors to be restarted since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011.

New cooling towers completed at Loviisa

Located in: Corporate

22 April 2015

Loviisa cooling towers - 48 (Fortum)The construction of a new backup air-cooling system independent of seawater cooling has been completed at the Loviisa plant in Finland.

Ground broken for Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Located in: New Nuclear

15 April 2015

Akkuyu groundbreaking ceremony 48Government and company officials yesterday launched construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant. The Russian-designed Akkuyu plant in Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast, is the first of three nuclear power plants the country plans to build to help boost its economy and reduce its dependence on fossil fuel imports.


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