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Bangladesh convinced of Russian reactor safety after tour of nuclear plant

Located in: Nuclear Policies

08 December 2015

Bangladesh plans to "build a nuclear city" in Rooppur using Russian reactors designed with 'post-Fukushima' safety features, Anwar Hossain of the country's Ministry of Science and Technology said this week. Hossain headed a delegation on a technical tour of Russia's Novovoronezh nuclear power plant on 1-3 December.

In the public eye: nuclear energy and society

Located in: Viewpoint

03 December 2015

The UK nuclear industry has published a Concordat on Public Engagement. Andrew Sherry, who has led the work as part of the Nuclear Industry Council, explains why.

IAEA publishes new emergency preparedness standards

Located in: Regulation and Safety

27 November 2015

IAEA_GSR7_workshop_(Castillo-IAEA)_48New safety requirements on nuclear emergency preparedness and response published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) incorporate lessons learned and developments since 2002, including lessons from Fukushima.

Major work required at Rokkasho for new regulations

Located in: Regulation and Safety

17 November 2015

Completion of Japan's Rokkasho reprocessing plant and mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel factory have been postponed by around two years as work continues to comply with new safety requirements.

NRC updates earthquake risk analysis schedule

Located in: Regulation and Safety

29 October 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) program to analyse earthquake risk at US nuclear plants will be completed sooner than planned after the regulator found that in-depth studies are needed at fewer plants than originally thought.

Watts Bar 2 receives operating licence

Located in: New Nuclear

22 October 2015

TVA CEO Bill Johnson announces WB2 licence - 48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a 40-year operating licence to the Tennessee Valley Authority for Watts Bar unit 2. The unit is the first to receive NRC authorization since Watts Bar 1 in 1996.

Rubble removal progresses at Fukushima Daiichi 3

Located in: Regulation and Safety

16 October 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 SFP hatch removal 48A hatch weighing some 2.6 tonnes has been removed from the used fuel pool of unit 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The hatch was one of the largest remaining pieces of rubble in the pool.

Second Japanese reactor restarted

Located in: Corporate

15 October 2015

Sendai 48Unit 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture was restarted today, plant owner Kyushu Electric Power Company announced. It becomes the second Japanese reactor to resume operation after the country idled its entire fleet following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

ČEZ highlights Temelín upgrades during anniversary celebrations

Located in: Regulation and Safety

13 October 2015

Work to upgrade the Temelín nuclear power plant in line with European Union stress tests is to be completed by the end of this year, the plant's director, Bohdan Zronek, said yesterday. Czech utility ČEZ published Zronek's comments that were made to local media to mark the 15th anniversary of the plant.

France, Japan seek deeper nuclear cooperation

Located in: Nuclear Policies

07 October 2015

France-Japan - October 2015 - 48The prime ministers of France and Japan attended high-level talks in Tokyo on enhancing nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The talks included cooperation in nuclear safety and research on decommissioning nuclear facilities.


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