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Swedish regulator approves repository application

Waste and Recycling

29 June 2016

Forsmark used fuel repository concept - 48The licence application by Sweden's radioactive waste management company for an integrated system for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste has been endorsed by the country's Radiation Safety Authority. A final decision to licence the facilities will be made next year.

Licence renewal approved for Spanish fuel plant

Regulation and Safety

03 June 2016

Juzbado fuel plant - 48Spain's nuclear regulator has approved the renewal for a further ten years of the operating licence for Enusa's Juzbado nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Salamanca.

NRC receives first SMR site application

New Nuclear

16 May 2016

The Tennessee Valley Authority has submitted an Early Site Permit application for small modular reactor units at Clinch River, Tennessee, to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Construction permits for two more Shin Kori units

New Nuclear

23 June 2016

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48South Korea's nuclear regulator has today approved the construction of units 5 and 6 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The APR1400 units are scheduled to begin operating in March 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Atucha 2 receives full operating licence

Regulation and Safety

31 May 2016

Atucha 2 - 48Argentina's nuclear regulator has issued a licence to Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA for the commercial operation of the second unit of the Atucha nuclear power plant. The 745 MWe pressurized heavy water reactor has been operating on a conditional licence.

NRC calls for re-evaluation of Indian Point data

Regulation and Safety

05 May 2016

Indian_Point_(NRC/Entergy)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has instructed its staff to re-evaluate aspects of a severe accident mitigation analysis under an application to renew the operating licence of Entergy's Indian Point nuclear power plant, reversing an earlier ruling.