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Onagawa 2 restart expected in September

Onagawa 2 restart expected in September

Tohoku Electric Power Company now expects to reconnect unit 2 of its Onagawa nuclear power plant in Japan's northeastern Miyagi Prefecture to the grid in September. In January, the utility said additional safety construction works had delayed the previously planned restart in May.

Regulation & Safety 20 February 2024


Westinghouse begins UK licensing process for AP300

Westinghouse begins UK licensing process for AP300

The company has formally submitted an application to the UK Department of Energy Security and Net Zero for approval to enter the Generic Design Assessment for the AP300 small modular reactor.

Regulation & Safety 13 February 2024


IAEA's Grossi visits Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

IAEA's Grossi visits Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has travelled across the military frontline to visit the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant for a fourth time.

Regulation & Safety 07 February 2024


Contaminated water leak at Fukushima Daiichi

Contaminated water leak at Fukushima Daiichi

A leak of contaminated water has been discovered from a pipe connected to a caesium adsorption device at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The leak has been stopped and Tokyo Electric Power Company said it will check soil beneath the pipe for contamination.

Regulation & Safety 07 February 2024


Construction starts on French lead-212 production facility

Construction starts on French lead-212 production facility

Orano subsidiary Orano Med has laid the foundation stone for its Alpha Therapy Laboratory in Onnaing in northern France. This will be Europe's first industrial-scale pharmaceutical facility dedicated to the production of lead-212 based radioligand therapies.

Regulation & Safety 06 February 2024


Grossi to discuss Zaporizhzhia staffing concerns

Grossi to discuss Zaporizhzhia staffing concerns

The decision to block access for staff yet to sign a contract with the Russian operators of the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, and its impact on safety, is going to be raised by International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi when he visits the site next week.

Regulation & Safety 02 February 2024


UK strengthens nuclear regulation, IAEA mission finds

UK strengthens nuclear regulation, IAEA mission finds

The UK has a strong commitment to nuclear and radiation safety and has made progress to reinforce its regulatory functions, although recruitment challenges remain, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said following its completion of a follow-up Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission.

Regulation & Safety 01 February 2024


IAEA mission reaffirms safety of Fukushima water release

IAEA mission reaffirms safety of Fukushima water release

Japan's discharge of treated water into the sea at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is consistent with international safety standards, the International Atomic Energy Agency Task Force monitoring the release has concluded in its first full report since the water discharge began last year.

Regulation & Safety 30 January 2024


Grossi to visit Zaporizhzhia, warns against complacency

Grossi to visit Zaporizhzhia, warns against complacency

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says he will visit Ukraine, Russia and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant within the next two weeks, with one aim being to ascertain long-term plans for the plant, such as any proposal to restart units.

Regulation & Safety 26 January 2024


IAEA stresses importance of maintenance at Zaporizhzhia

IAEA stresses importance of maintenance at Zaporizhzhia

The International Atomic Energy Agency says "a well-established maintenance plan and its timely implementation are essential to ensure plant safety and security" after its team at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant concluded, following on-site discussions, that there will not be "a comprehensive maintenance plan" implemented in 2024.

Regulation & Safety 22 January 2024