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Approvals in place for Ikata 3 restart

Regulation and Safety

20 April 2016

Ikata NPP - 48The operational safety programs for the Ikata nuclear power plant have been approved by Japan's nuclear regulator, moving unit 3 one step closer to restart pending final inspections. The regulator has also confirmed Takahama units 1 and 2 meet new safety standards.

Spain's post-Fukushima safety measures near completion

Regulation and Safety

07 March 2016

Spain's nuclear power plants have almost completed the implementation of additional safety measures introduced in response to the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant five years ago, the country's nuclear industry forum Foronuclear has announced.

Flexible systems and approaches boost safety after Fukushima

Regulation and Safety

29 February 2016

"Nuclear power plants around the world now have flexible approaches to dealing with a wide range of accident scenarios," said William Magwood, director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, commenting on five years of international cooperation to improve safety after the Fukushima accident.

Regulator approves Ikata 3 safety upgrades

Regulation and Safety

23 March 2016

Ikata NPP - 48Unit 3 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has moved a step closer to restarting after the country's nuclear regulator approved Shikoku Electric Power Company's 'construction plan' to strengthen the unit.

Shikoku moves closer to Ikata 3 restart

Regulation and Safety

04 March 2016

Ikata NPP - 48Shikoku Electric Power Company has submitted an amended 'construction plan' to the Japanese regulator for strengthening unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. The plan is the second of three applications required during the restart process.

NRA approves Takahama 1 and 2 safety standards

Regulation and Safety

25 February 2016

Takahama 48Units 1 and 2 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture meet Japan's new safety regulations, the country's nuclear regulator has decided. Both units have already operated beyond their 40-year licence period.