Plant licensing rss

Regulator checks Rostov 4 ahead of start-up

New Nuclear

16 January 2018

Rostov 1-4 - 48Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has started its inspection of unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant ahead of its launch this year. The regulator is checking documentation on the tests carried out when the unit reached criticality and minimum controlled power last month, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said today.

Russia's floating power plant meets construction standards

New Nuclear

11 January 2018

Akademik Lomonosov floating NPP - 48Russian State Expert Examination Board (Glavgosexpertiza) has announced that the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov meets construction standards. The authority said on 9 December it had approved the project in Russia's northernmost city of Pevek that is being funded by Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Rosatom.

UK ABWR executives chart path ahead for Horizon

New Nuclear

15 December 2017

Successful completion of the Generic Design Assessment process for Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor is a "huge step forward" for Hitachi's UK subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power, two senior executives said this week.

French regulator approves repository safety options

Waste and Recycling

15 January 2018

Cigeo vision (Andra) 69x48The French regulator, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has issued a positive opinion on the safety options for country's planned deep geological repository for the disposal of high- and intermediate-level radioactive waste. However, it has reservations about the storage of bituminous waste within the facility.

SCE&G applies to withdraw Summer licences

Regulation and Safety

29 December 2017

Summer 2 and 3 construction site - Jan 2017 - 48Scana Corporation announced yesterday that its principal subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, had filed a formal request with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to withdraw the combined operating licences for units 2 and 3 of the VC Summer nuclear power plant.

Hitachi-GE ABWR design cleared for use in UK

Regulation and Safety

14 December 2017

Wylfa Newydd CGI - 48Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) is suitable for construction in the UK, regulators have concluded following an in-depth Generic Design Assessment. The regulators said they were satisfied the reactor "meets regulatory expectations on safety, security and environmental protection at this stage of the regulatory process".