Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
Canada launches environmental assessment of Micro Modular Reactor

Canada launches environmental assessment of Micro Modular Reactor

The Canadian government has issued the notice of commencement of an environmental assessment for a small modular reactor project proposed by Global First Power with support from Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation and Ontario Power Generation. The companies described the move as a significant "first" for the Canadian nuclear industry.

Regulation & Safety 17 July 2019


EDF ordered to extend work on canal at Tricastin

EDF ordered to extend work on canal at Tricastin

EDF has been instructed to further reinforce the embankment, or dyke, of the canal supplying cooling water to its 3820-megawatt Tricastin nuclear power plant in southern France by "no later than" the end of 2022, the French nuclear safety authority, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, said yesterday. The company is not required to close the plant while it carries out the work.

Regulation & Safety 11 July 2019


US research reactor goes digital in licensing 'first'

US research reactor goes digital in licensing 'first'

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has licensed the first entirely digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control system in the USA, at a university-based research reactor originally built in 1962. The NRC licence also for the first time covers parts certified under standards laid down by a non-US regulatory body.
 

Regulation & Safety 10 July 2019


CNL to refuel Slowpoke reactor

CNL to refuel Slowpoke reactor

The Canadian government of Canada has awarded Canadian Nuclear Laboratories a CAD8.5 million (USD6.5 million) contract to refuel the Royal Military College of Canada's Slowpoke-2 research reactor. The three-year project will enable the reactor to operate for another 30 years.

Regulation & Safety 08 July 2019


First Barakah operators receive regulatory certification

First Barakah operators receive regulatory certification

The United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has officially certified Nawah Energy's first group of operators for the Barakah nuclear power plant. Certification of operators is a key requirement for the issue of the plant's operating licence.

Regulation & Safety 08 July 2019


IAEA helps cyclone-hit Mozambique prevent animal disease

IAEA helps cyclone-hit Mozambique prevent animal disease

The International Atomic Energy Agency has delivered emergency supplies to help Mozambique fight further outbreaks of animal diseases, such as African swine fever, foot and mouth disease and Rift Valley fever. which could threaten people and livestock in the aftermath of floods caused by recent cyclones.

Regulation & Safety 03 July 2019


IAEA reports on verification activities in 2018

IAEA reports on verification activities in 2018

The amount of nuclear material around the world subject to safeguards increased in 2018, continuing a trend from previous years, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest Safeguards Statement.

Regulation & Safety 26 June 2019


Extended operation of Forsmark units approved

Extended operation of Forsmark units approved

Units 1 and 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant can be operated safely for a further 10 years, until 2028, taking them beyond their initial 40-year planned operation, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority said yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 25 June 2019


IAEA mission finds robust security regime in Belgium

IAEA mission finds robust security regime in Belgium

Belgium's nuclear security regime is robust, an international team of experts has concluded after a two-week follow-up review led by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 25 June 2019


UK and China team up on environmental protection

UK and China team up on environmental protection

UK-based research and development company Innovative Physics Ltd and China Environmental Protection Company Ltd have signed an agreement on technologies and skills to further improve the safety of nuclear power plants in China and overseas.

Regulation & Safety 24 June 2019