Regulation and Safety rss

Bruce approved for extension

18 September 2014

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has approved the operation of units 5 and 6 of the Bruce B nuclear power plant beyond the 210,000 equivalent full power hours threshold. Bruce B is located in the Municipality of Kincardine, on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, in Ontario.

Insurers can help improve the image of nuclear

16 September 2014

Third party financial limits have not kept pace with the development of either the insurance sector or the nuclear industry, says Mark Tetley, managing director of the power, nuclear and construction division at Lloyd's broker Price Forbes.

Japan to test tritium removal technologies

10 September 2014

Japan has selected three overseas companies to construct demonstration projects to verify the suitability of their technologies for removing tritium from contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Predictable and stable licensing

17 September 2014

Jakovich - FBD - WNA Sympo 2014 - 48To attract investment for new build projects, the nuclear industry needs licensing and permitting processes that are "predictable and stable, and which take account of context", says Vanessa Jakovich, a senior associate at law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Public needs radiation awareness

12 September 2014

Radiation protection panel - WNA Sympo 2014 - 48Educating the public on the potential health effects of radiation should be a long-term process and not just take place in the aftermath of a major nuclear accident, a panel of radiation protection experts agreed.

Final restart approval nears for Sendai

10 September 2014

Sendai 48Japan's nuclear regulator has approved changes in the reactor installations of units 1 and 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant, moving the units one step closer to restarting.