Regulation rss

Electrabel reschedules Tihange 1 outage


22 August 2014

Tihange 1 - 48Belgian utility Electrabel has changed the schedule for a planned outage at unit 1 of its Tihange nuclear power plant to ensure the country's demand for electricity during the coming winter can be met. Three of Belgium's seven reactors are currently offline.

Russian regulator to supervise new NIIAR facility

Regulation and Safety

13 August 2014

Rostechnadzor, the Russian regulator, has established an integrated working group to supervise construction of a multi-functional radiochemical research centre at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Safety review sought for Shika 2

Regulation and Safety

12 August 2014

Shika 48Hokuriku Electric Power Company has applied for a safety review of unit 2 of its Shika plant. It becomes the twentieth Japanese reactor to seek permission to restart.

Lightbridge to support Vietnam regulator

Regulation and Safety

14 August 2014

Lightbridge-VARANS Aug 2014 - 48Lightbridge Corp has become the first US company to work with the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety following their signing of a memorandum of understanding to develop the administrative, legal and regulatory infrastructure required to support Vietnam’s nuclear power program.

UK regulator backs EDF Energy on reactor checks

Regulation and Safety

13 August 2014

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has said it is satisfied that EDF Energy is taking "appropriate and conservative action in the interests of continued nuclear safety" in its decision to shut down its reactors at the Heysham 1 and Hartlepool sites in response to the identification of unexpected "cracking" in a boiler spine of unit 1 at Heysham 1.

Lloyd's joins Lightbridge in the UAE

Regulation and Safety

11 August 2014

Lightbridge Corporation and Lloyd's Register Energy have won a contract to provide quality assurance, safety and construction inspection services to the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation in the United Arab Emirates.