Nuclear Policies rss

Wisconsin bill aims to overturn nuclear construction ban

09 October 2015

Point_Beach_(NRC)_48Lawmakers in Wisconsin have introduced legislation that would end the US state's 32-year-old effective ban on the construction of new nuclear plants. Bills introduced to both of the state's legislative houses seek to change the approval process for new nuclear power plants by repealing current legislation and specifically including nuclear in a list of generating options.

France, Japan seek deeper nuclear cooperation

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.

Swiss parliamentary chamber votes against limiting reactor operating lives

29 September 2015

Switzerland's Council of States has agreed to avoid putting legal limits on the operating lives of the country's nuclear power reactors. It has also rejected a proposal that was supported by the Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI), of requiring operators to submit a long-term operating concept every 10 years once a reactor reaches 40 years of service.

Russia, Bolivia agree to cooperate in nuclear energy

08 October 2015

Russia-Bolivia - October 2015 - 48Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bolivian ministry of hydrocarbons and energy on cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The document was signed by Sergey Kirienko, Rosatom director general, and Luis Alberto Sanchez, Bolivia's energy minister.

Court leaves Swedish nuclear tax unchanged

01 October 2015

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48Sweden can continue to tax nuclear power production following a ruling in the government's favour by Europe's highest court. The European Court of Justice's seventh chamber decided that the tax does not fall within the scope of two European Council Directives and is therefore a national, rather than European Commission, matter.

IAEA accesses Iranian site

22 September 2015

Amano_Iran_Press_Briefing_(Calma_IAEA)_48The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been given access to a location at the Parchin site in Iran for the first time, IAEA director general Yukiya Amano said yesterday.