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Kagoshima governor requests Sendai suspension

26 August 2016

Sendai 48The recently-elected governor of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture has today requested Kyushu Electric Power Company temporarily suspends operation of units 1 and 2 of its Sendai nuclear power plant. Only one other power reactor is currently in operation in the country.

IAEA holds first nuclear security school in Egypt

18 August 2016

Cairo_security_school_(ENRRA)-48Young professionals from 14 countries attended the first Arabic-language international school on nuclear security held in Cairo, Egypt as part of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) efforts to promote awareness of nuclear security amongst young professionals.

IAEA chief witnesses progress of Australian medicine plant

08 August 2016

Amano and Paterson August 2016 (Ansto) 72x48Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, today visited a new nuclear medicine manufacturing plant in Australia that will soon produce international-scale supplies of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). Antso - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization – briefed Amano on the status of construction of the plant at its Lucas Heights site near Sydney.

Repair job complete at Angra 2 pool

18 August 2016

Brazil's fuel cycle company INB has celebrated the successful underwater repair of a damaged fuel rod canister in the storage pool of Angra 2.

Regulator sets out corrective actions for fabrication plant

16 August 2016

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has outlined corrective actions to be completed before Westinghouse's nuclear fuel fabrication facility in Columbia, South Carolina can resume some of its uranium processing operations following the discovery of a build-up of uranium in a plant component.

Detectors confirm most fuel remains in unit 2 vessel

29 July 2016

Most of the fuel that melted in unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan remains within the reactor pressure vessel, an examination using a muon detection system indicates.