Regulation and Safety rss

Wolsong 1 cleared for continued operation

27 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has approved a seven-year licence extension for the refurbished and uprated Wolsong 1 pressurized heavy water reactor. The unit has been offline for two years while discussions continued on renewing its licence.

IAEA team sees improvements at Fukushima Daiichi

18 February 2015

IAEA team at Fukushima Daiichi 4 48Significant tasks have been completed in the clean-up and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an international expert mission has concluded. However, it says many challenging issues remain.

Wolsong 1 awaits decision

16 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's Wolsong 1 power reactor continues to await permission to restart. The refurbished and uprated unit has laid dormant for two years while discussions continue on renewing its licence.

Damage to Summer 2 containment vessel

24 February 2015

VC Summer construction site - Dec 2014 48The US nuclear regulator has begun an inspection at the construction site of VC Summer unit 2 to assess the cause and impact of "inadvertent damage" to the unit's containment vessel.

Further flaws found in Belgian reactor vessels

17 February 2015

Additional inspections at Electrabel's Doel 3 and Tihange 2 power reactors have revealed more extensive flaking within their reactor pressure vessels than previously identified, the Belgian regulator has announced.

Two more Japanese reactors approach restart

12 February 2015

Takahama 48Two units at the Takahama nuclear power plant have moved one step closer to restarting following final approval by the Japanese regulator of changes in the reactor installations. They become the third and fourth reactors in Japan to gain such permission.