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Swiss regulator calls for off-site emergency response centres

Regulation and Safety

04 March 2015

Having already improved on-site emergency protection measures, Switzerland's Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate is now ordering nuclear power plant operators to ensure that off-site measures are also boosted.

US NRC could shrink by 10% in five years, says report


19 February 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) could be about 10% smaller in 2020 on a "declining interest" in nuclear power in the USA. The projection is contained in the Project Aim 2020 report the agency released yesterday.

Russia, Hungary to cooperate in nuclear staff training

Nuclear Policies

18 February 2015

Russia-Hungary Feb 2015 - 48Russia and Hungary have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the training of nuclear energy personnel.

Investment in nuclear R&D key to UK success

Nuclear Policies

02 March 2015

The UK can only be a competitive player in the global nuclear market if the government commits to a program of research and development (R&D) aimed at advanced reactor and fuel cycle technologies, as well as developing a skilled workforce, the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board suggests.

Organizations team up on UK nuclear skills

New Nuclear

19 February 2015

ECITB-NI Feb 2015 48A memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the development of a skilled workforce for the UK's nuclear power industry has been signed between the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board and the Nuclear Institute.

International assistance for Vietnamese regulator

Regulation and Safety

12 February 2015

The UK has agreed to extend the secondment of a senior nuclear inspector to Vietnam's Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety as part of their continued cooperation. Meanwhile, US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has agreed to cooperate in training for nuclear safety analysis while Russia will help promote nuclear energy in the country.