Industry associations rss

US groups call for regulatory streamlining

Regulation and Safety

26 January 2018

Byron_(NRC-Exelon)-48US industry groups have submitted a white paper setting out recommendations on how the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission can streamline licensing of advanced reactors. Meanwhile, the US Nuclear Energy Institute has hailed an NRC decision that a voluntary industry initiative can effectively address an electrical system vulnerability as a "win" for regulatory streamlining.

Watershed year ahead for US nuclear industry

Nuclear Policies

22 January 2018

Kotek_USEA_2018_(NEI)-48This may be a "watershed" year for the US nuclear industry, which must maintain a strong domestic sector by keeping its reactors operating but must also demonstrate it can build new plants, while paving the way for advanced reactors, the Nuclear Energy Institute's John Kotek told the US Energy Association's State of the Energy Forum on 18 January.

NEA reports on an 'all-hazards approach'

Regulation and Safety

15 January 2018

The OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency has produced a new report that highlights the value of an "all-hazards approach" to emergency preparedness and response. The report incorporates the lessons learned from non-nuclear events.

UK opens debate on geological disposal of radwaste

Nuclear Policies

25 January 2018

The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has today launched two consultations on the management of radioactive waste. The consultations are on a draft national policy statement for geological disposal infrastructure and on Working with Communities as part of the search for a host for the GDF. Both consultations started today and run until 19 April.

Lift nuclear ban, MCA tells Australian government

Nuclear Policies

15 January 2018

The Minerals Council of Australia has repeated its call for the Australian government to lift a ban on the development of nuclear power. Australia must reform its taxation, industrial relations, environmental and energy policies to shield the nation from future economic downturn and deliver stronger economic growth, the council said in its pre-Budget submission to the federal government.

UK parliament briefed on Euratom exit strategy

Nuclear Policies

12 January 2018

The UK government aims to maintain as many of the benefits the country has enjoyed from its membership of the European Atomic Energy Community since joining the EU and Euratom in 1973 through a "close and effective association" in the future, Greg Clark, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy told Parliament yesterday. The UK will exit Euratom at the same time as withdrawing from the EU, on 29 March 2019.