Regulation and Safety rss

EU-APWR passes EUR assessment

22 October 2014

EU-APWR 48Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' European version of its Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (EU-APWR) has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements (EUR) organisation.

Finnish, Indian regulators to cooperate

16 October 2014

Mukherjee and Niinisto 48The Finnish and Indian nuclear regulators are to exchange information following the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two countries.

New rules in Canada for emergency preparation

14 October 2014

Canadian nuclear safety regulators have updated regulations for the country's nuclear power plant operators to prepare for and manage emergency situations.

Tepco boosts water decontamination capacities

21 October 2014

High performance ALPS 48Testing of a new high-performance water decontamination system has started at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. When in full operation, the new system should increase water treatment capacity while significantly reducing the volume of waste generated.

Westinghouse rapped over worker medicals

15 October 2014

Vasteras fuel factory 48Westinghouse has been criticised by the Swedish nuclear regulator for failing to carry out required medical examinations of some workers at its fuel fabrication plant in Västerås.

ANS concerns over Section 402

14 October 2014

The American Nuclear Society has written to a Senate committee expressing its concerns that a new bill will politicize the way the national nuclear regulator oversees security of radiological materials.