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Russia's Rostov 4 enters pilot operation

New Nuclear

20 February 2018

Rostov 4 - 48Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a licence for the final stage of the start-up procedure - pilot operation - at unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant, which is near the city of Volgodonsk.

USA budgets $50 million for Yucca Mountain

Nuclear Policies

13 February 2018

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's proposed budget for fiscal 2019 includes nearly $50 million for work related to the proposed Yucca Mountain repository. President Donald Trump's FY2019 budget request for the Department of Energy includes $120 million for Yucca Mountain and an interim storage programme for used nuclear fuel.

IAEA assesses waste management in France and Spain

Waste and Recycling

09 February 2018

France has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to safety with a responsible approach to the management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. Preparations are under way for missions to Spain later this year.

Restart of Genkai 3 moves closer with fuel loading


16 February 2018

Genkai plant - 48Kyushu Electric Power Company today began loading fuel into the core of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The reactor, together with unit 4, is expected to be restarted later this year.

UK addresses regulator funds for safeguards role

Regulation and Safety

12 February 2018

Richard Harrington, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has given notice of the department's intention to seek an advance from the Contingencies Fund to provide financial cover to the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Kansai to start loading fuel at Ohi 3 ahead of restart


08 February 2018

Ohi 3 and 4 48The loading of fuel assemblies into the core of unit 3 at the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture will begin tomorrow, Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The utility plans to return both units 3 and 4 at the plant to commercial operation by mid-2018.