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NRC sets seismic priorities

Regulation and Safety

12 May 2014

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has drawn up a list of 21 reactor sites in central and eastern USA that must carry out in-depth analyses of updated earthquake risks as a matter of priority. The regulator says that all are considered safe for continued operation in the meantime.

NEA: No room for complacency on safety

Regulation and Safety

11 September 2013

Niel and Echavarri (OECD NEA)_48A newly published report praises OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) member countries for identifying and implementing nuclear safety enhancements following the Fukushima accident, but warns that learning the lessons from Fukushima must be an ongoing process.

EU expands ambitions for regulatory role

Regulation and Safety

13 June 2013

The European Commission proposed today that European Union (EU) member states repeat comprehensive stress test safety checks at their nuclear plants every six years and ensure that radioactive releases in any accident are "practically eliminated."

European review of Taiwanese safety

Regulation and Safety

20 November 2013

Taiwan should update the assessment of all natural hazards that could affect its nuclear power plants, notably for earthquakes and tsunamis, the European Commission has recommended.

Fessenheim 1 reinforcements complete

Regulation and Safety

09 July 2013

Fessenheim 1 reinforcement (EDF)_48A project to upgrade the concrete basemat under EDF's Fessenheim 1 has been completed, allowing France's oldest operating reactor to continue producing electricity.

EU countries defend nuclear's climate role

Nuclear Policies

13 March 2013

A forthright statement by the governments of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the UK  has called for 'neutrality of technology' in meeting future EU decarbonisation targets.