Regulation rss

Vogtle passes final permitting milestone

New Nuclear

24 November 2015

Vogtle_turbine_table_pouring_(Georgia_Power)_48Georgia Power has received the final major permit needed for its new nuclear units under construction at Vogtle with the issuance of a water discharge permit from state environmental regulators.

Technical cooperation for South African and Chinese regulators

Regulation and Safety

17 November 2015

SA-China_regulator_agreement_(NNR)_48 The national nuclear regulators of South Africa and China have signed a bilateral technical cooperation agreement which will see them share information on regulatory activities.

US regulator ready for new reactor challenges

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) could license a non-light water reactor under its current regulatory framework, but needs input from the nuclear industry and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to optimize its planning and resources, commission chairman Stephen Burns has told the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Electrabel prepares restart of Doel 3 and Tihange 2

Regulation and Safety

18 November 2015

Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control yesterday announced it had approved the restart of the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear power plant units. Operator of the plants, Electrabel, said the regulator had concluded that "it is totally safe" to bring the reactors back into operation, following investigations into manufacturing flaws in their pressure vessels.

Major work required at Rokkasho for new regulations

Regulation and Safety

17 November 2015

Completion of Japan's Rokkasho reprocessing plant and mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel factory have been postponed by around two years as work continues to comply with new safety requirements.

Drigg receives revised environmental permit

Waste and Recycling

03 November 2015

Drigg - 48A revised environmental permit has been issued to LLW Repository Limited allowing the continued disposal of low-level radioactive wastes at the UK's national repository for such wastes at Drigg in Cumbria.