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Canadian accident study puts risks into perspective

Regulation and Safety

26 August 2015

Darlington_(OPG)_2015-48A Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission study has concluded that there would be no detectable increase in cancer risk for most of the population from radiation released in a hypothetical severe nuclear accident.

Japan's post-Fukushima nuclear shutdown ends

Corporate

11 August 2015

Sendai - 48 (JAIF)The process to restart unit 1 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan began today, marking the end of almost two years of the country's entire reactor fleet standing idle. The unit is expected to re-enter commercial operation early next month.

EDF Energy completes safety upgrades at UK plants

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2015

EDF Energy emergency respone centre - 48EDF Energy announced today that it has completed post-Fukushima safety upgrades at its UK nuclear power plants within the time agreed with the regulator and to budget. The upgrades include a new emergency response centre near Sizewell B.

Tepco announces restructuring

Corporate

19 August 2015

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has announced a restructuring of the company which will see its nuclear and decommissioning operations remaining under a new holding company, while its non-nuclear businesses will be spun off into three subsidiaries.

Regulator approves safety of Ikata 3

Regulation and Safety

15 July 2015

Ikata NPP - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has given Shikoku Electric Power Company permission to make changes to the reactor installation of unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. It marks the first of three regulatory approvals required for restarting the unit.

Russia completes design papers for Fukushima tritium removal

Regulation and Safety

09 July 2015

Russia's Atomproekt has completed the draft design and working documents for a demonstration unit to separate tritium from contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Construction of the facility is expected to start early next year.