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Belgian outages rescheduled for concrete checks

Regulation and Safety

18 June 2018

Tihange plant - 48Belgium's nuclear power plant operator Electrabel has revised the timetable for scheduled maintenance outages at three of its reactors to check for degradation of concrete in the ceilings of buildings housing back-up safety-related equipment. The extended outages will cost the company some EUR250 million (USD290 million).

UK on track with post-Euratom preparations

Nuclear Policies

11 June 2018

IAEA-UK  safeguards agreement - 48The UK last week completed two more milestones in its preparations to leave the European Atomic Energy Community. On 7 June, Parliament passed the Nuclear Safeguards Bill and government officials signed new international safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Flamanville EPR weld checks continue

Regulation and Safety

01 June 2018

Flamanville 3 EPR - 48Investigations into the causes and nature of quality deviations detected on certain welds in the main secondary system of the EPR reactor under construction at Flamanville, northern France, will continue for "several more weeks", EDF said yesterday. The utility warned that the start-up of the reactor could possibly be delayed by "several months".

Cooperation strengthens mining radiation protection

Regulation and Safety

12 June 2018

IAEA-ARPANSA_coop_2018-06_(IAEA)-48The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency are to work together to enhance radiation protection of workers in the uranium mining and processing industries under a new cooperation agreement.

French regulator tightens control of manufacturing

Regulation and Safety

11 June 2018

The French nuclear safety regulator has introduced stricter measures for monitoring the production of components, as a response to irregularities found in paperwork at the Creusot Forge. Licensees and manufacturers have until 1 September to implement them.

US energy regulators back Illinois legislation

Nuclear Policies

31 May 2018

Clinton_(Exelon)_48The US Department of Justice and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have submitted a statement to a court of appeal saying federal rules do not pre-empt Illinois' zero emission credit programme. The court is hearing an appeal against an earlier ruling that dismissed a lawsuit aimed at invalidating the programme, which provides financial support to Exelon's Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear power plants.