Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
European Commission reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

European Commission reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

The lifting of economic sanctions against Iran remains an essential part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and its signatories are committed to expanding the special purpose vehicle that enables European businesses to maintain trade with the country, according to the European Commission's foreign affairs spokesperson Peter Stano.

Regulation & Safety 23 October 2020


EBRD concludes Chernobyl Shelter Fund after almost 24 years

EBRD concludes Chernobyl Shelter Fund after almost 24 years

The Chernobyl Shelter Fund has officially been completed after receiving non-objection for closure by the assembly of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The London-headquartered bank set up the CSF in 1997 to assist Ukraine in making the site of the temporary shelter over Chernobyl's destroyed reactor 4 stable and environmentally safe. The New Safe Confinement also aims to create the conditions for the eventual dismantling and decommissioning of the contaminated structure.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2020


Rosatom Tech extends role as IAEA Collaborating Centre

Rosatom Tech extends role as IAEA Collaborating Centre

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that Rosatom Technical Academy has become the first IAEA Collaborating Centre to extend its work with the Vienna-based agency into three different programmatic areas: nuclear sciences and applications, nuclear security and nuclear energy.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2020


IAEA endorses Hungarian university programme

IAEA endorses Hungarian university programme

Budapest University of Technology and Economics has become the seventh university in the world to offer a programme as part of the International Nuclear Management Academy, which is endorsed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. During a webinar hosted by the IAEA last week, Professor Attila Asz├│di, BME programme executive, described the importance of this achievement.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2020


Safety upgrade plan approved for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit

Safety upgrade plan approved for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit

Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority yesterday approved safety measures submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Company for unit 7 of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata prefecture. The approval brings the unit one step closer to restart, pending local consent.

Regulation & Safety 15 October 2020


EU project aims to reduce combustion risk during accidents

EU project aims to reduce combustion risk during accidents

A new EU-funded Horizon 2020 project has been launched that aims to propose innovative enhancements in the way combustible gases are managed in event of a severe accident at an operational nuclear power plant. The four-year AMHYCO project is being led by Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid.

Regulation & Safety 09 October 2020


Regulator approves Ikata 2 decommissioning plan

Regulator approves Ikata 2 decommissioning plan

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority today approved Shikoku Electric Power Company's decommissioning plan for unit 2 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. Decommissioning of the unit is expected to be completed by 2059.

Regulation & Safety 07 October 2020


Fate of Iran nuclear deal hinges on US election, says Raab

Fate of Iran nuclear deal hinges on US election, says Raab

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is unlikely to be improved or replaced before the US president is sworn in early next year, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said yesterday. Raab was responding to questions from the House of Commons foreign affairs select committee in a session held to discuss the work of the newly merged Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Regulation & Safety 07 October 2020


New nuclear regulations proposed in Sweden

New nuclear regulations proposed in Sweden

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has sent proposals for three new regulations for formal consultation. The proposed regulations concern the design, analysis and operation of nuclear power reactors and are intended to take effect on 1 January 2022.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2020


US regulator issues first-ever SMR design approval

US regulator issues first-ever SMR design approval

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a standard design approval to NuScale Power, LLC for the NuScale small modular reactor. This allows the design to be referenced in applications for construction, operating and manufacturing licences and permits in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 30 September 2020