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'No damage' reported at Akkuyu site after Turkey earthquakes

'No damage' reported at Akkuyu site after Turkey earthquakes

Updated Tuesday 10:30 GMT: There have been no reports of damage to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant after two large earthquakes struck Turkey. Following safety checks, construction is continuing, the project team says.

Regulation & Safety 06 February 2023


IAEA chief's fresh Zaporizhzhia talks, Ukraine brings in nuclear sanctions

IAEA chief's fresh Zaporizhzhia talks, Ukraine brings in nuclear sanctions

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi is expected in Russia this week for more talks on establishing a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 06 February 2023


Darlington ready to produce medical radioisotope

Darlington ready to produce medical radioisotope

Ontario Power Generation's nuclear power plant is set to produce molybdenum-99 after Laurentis Energy Partners and BWXT Medical Ltd completed the installation and initial commissioning of an innovative isotope system.

Regulation & Safety 02 February 2023


French regulator supports safety options for EPR1200

French regulator supports safety options for EPR1200

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, at the request of the government, has issued an opinion on the safety options file for EDF's EPR1200 pressurised water reactor design. It said its opinion on the safety options for the design - intended for export - is broadly similar to that it gave in July 2019 on those of the EPR2 reactor, from which it is derived.

Regulation & Safety 02 February 2023


IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Uzbekistan, which plans to build its first nuclear power plant in the southeast of the country.

Regulation & Safety 30 January 2023


Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Fortum is capable of continuing to safely operate the Loviisa nuclear power plant until 2050, Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has told the country's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The government is expected to issue a decision on extending the two-unit plant's operating licence in the coming months.

Regulation & Safety 26 January 2023


New application required for Diablo Canyon licence renewal

New application required for Diablo Canyon licence renewal

Pacific Gas & Electric Company plans to submit a new licence renewal application for its Diablo Canyon Power Plant - California's last nuclear power plant - to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the regulator said it will not resume its review of the previously submitted and subsequently withdrawn application.

Regulation & Safety 25 January 2023


Oklo sets out plans for licensing of fuel recycling plant

Oklo sets out plans for licensing of fuel recycling plant

California-based Oklo Inc has submitted a Licensing Project Plan to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, outlining its plans for pre-application engagement activities that support the future licensing of a commercial-scale nuclear fuel recycling facility.

Regulation & Safety 25 January 2023


Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

A floating autonomous robot could soon play a key role in safeguarding used nuclear fuel around the world. The Robotised Cherenkov Viewing Device has been created through a collaboration between Australian national science agency CSIRO's data and digital specialist arm Data61, Hungarian robotics company Datastart and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2023


US regulator completes first SMR design certification rulemaking

US regulator completes first SMR design certification rulemaking

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the final rule certifying NuScale Power's small modular reactor, making it the seventh reactor design - and the first SMR - to be cleared by the regulator for use in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 23 January 2023