Regulation rss

NRC fines TVA for Browns Ferry violations

Regulation and Safety

30 November 2016

Browns Ferry (TVA)_48The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has been given 30 days to pay a $140,000 civil penalty proposed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for fire watch violations at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama.

Saudi Arabia and South Korea to cooperate in nuclear regulation

Nuclear Policies

28 November 2016

NSSC-KACARE MOU - November 2016 - 48A memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting cooperation on nuclear safety regulation was recently signed between South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.

Japanese steel components sufficiently strong, NRA says

Regulation and Safety

25 November 2016

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has concluded that domestically produced nuclear power plant components are sufficiently strong for their intended purpose.

NRC begins third Pilgrim inspection

Regulation and Safety

29 November 2016

Pilgrim_(Entergy)-48A multi-disciplinary US Nuclear Regulatory Commission team has begun a 'top-to-bottom' review at Entergy's Pilgrim nuclear power plant. The review will take a total of three weeks and is the third and largest NRC inspection conducted as part of the regulator's heightened scrutiny of the Massachusetts plant.

UK regulators question Westinghouse's target date for AP1000 GDA

Regulation and Safety

28 November 2016

UK regulators expect to complete the Generic Design Assessment process for Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor as scheduled, in December of 2017, but doubt the GDA for the Westinghouse AP1000 will be done by March as previously stated.

Spanish regulator approves post-Fukushima measures

Regulation and Safety

24 November 2016

Spanish nuclear regulators have approved new post-Fukushima design modifications at the country's nuclear power plants, including final approvals for emergency management centres.