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Japanese fuel plant meets revised safety standards

Located in: Regulation and Safety

08 March 2017

Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan's fuel fabrication plant in Yokosuka in Kanagawa Prefecture meets new regulatory standards, the country's nuclear regulator has concluded. It becomes the first fuel cycle facility to be confirmed to meet the revised safety standards, introduced in December 2013.

Rosatom chief outlines commercial vision

Located in: Corporate

08 March 2017

Alexey Likhachov - 48Russia's Rosatom aims to become one of the three most successful global technology companies by the beginning of the 2040s, transformed from the state-backed nuclear power corporation it is today, according to its new director-general. "I know some will be sceptical about this, as if it's a fantasy, but I believe it's possible," Alexey Likhachov said in an interview for the company's weekly newspaper Strana Rosatom.

Amano highlights IAEA efforts to bolster safety

Located in: Nuclear Policies

07 March 2017

Amano - March 2017 board meeting - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency will look to strengthen its activities to bolster nuclear safety around the world, the agency's director-general Yukiya Amano told its board of governors yesterday. He also informed the board of progress in the IAEA's other work.

First VVER-1200 reactor enters commercial operation

Located in: New Nuclear

02 March 2017

Novovoronezh-II unit 1 - 48Russia has announced the start of commercial operation of its first VVER-1200 reactor, unit 1 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant.

Restructuring allows Paladin to grow, says CEO

Located in: Uranium and Fuel

21 February 2017

Langer_Heinrich_night_(Paladin)-48A restructuring of Paladin Energy's balance sheet, announced in January, will position the Australia-based uranium company to increase production rather than service its debt in response to a 'normalising' uranium market, its CEO said yesterday.

Robot surveys Fukushima Daiichi containment vessel

Located in: Regulation and Safety

17 February 2017

Scorpion robot for FD 2 PCV - 48Tokyo Electric Power Company yesterday sent a robot into the primary containment vessel of the damaged unit 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. Although the robot was unable to reach the part of the vessel directly under the reactor pressure vessel, the company said the information it gathered will help it determine how to decommission the unit.

Positive future for nuclear, Amano tells summit

Located in: Nuclear Policies

15 February 2017

Nuclear power will play an important role in meeting the world's future energy needs, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano told the World Government Summit in Dubai yesterday.

Kansai amends Mihama decommissioning plans

Located in: Waste and Recycling

13 February 2017

Mihama NPP 48Kansai Electric Power Company has submitted an amendment to its decommissioning plan for the shut down units 1 and 2 of its Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture.

Regulator gives conditional approval for Garoña restart

Located in: Regulation and Safety

10 February 2017

Garona 48Spain's nuclear safety regulator has given conditional approval for the restart and continued operation of the Garoña nuclear power plant, which has been offline for the past four years. Operator Nuclenor would be required to make a number of safety upgrades.

UNSCEAR studies radiation exposure from electricity

Located in: Energy and Environment

09 February 2017

Public exposure to radiation resulting from the generation of electricity by nuclear power plants is just a fraction of that from coal-powered plants, according to a report from the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.


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