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Leningrad II-2 passes WANO pre-start peer review

Leningrad II-2 passes WANO pre-start peer review

Experts from the Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators have completed a pre-start-up peer review of unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant in Western Russia. The purpose of review was to assess the readiness of the unit for safe start-up and further operation. Peer reviews are conducted at operating nuclear power plants once every four years, including at the start-up stage.

Regulation & Safety 11 August 2020


X-energy makes Canadian SMR review submission

X-energy makes Canadian SMR review submission

US company X-energy has initiated a Vendor Design Review for its Xe-100 small modular reactor design with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Kinetrics will lead X-energy’s Canadian regulatory affairs and licensing efforts.

New Nuclear 11 August 2020


IAEA assesses pre-operational safety at Flamanville EPR

IAEA assesses pre-operational safety at Flamanville EPR

The French nuclear safety authority, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has published the report of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety Review Team mission conducted last year at the Flamanville 3 EPR. The mission team identified eight good practices and made six recommendations and 15 suggestions.

Regulation & Safety 07 August 2020


US agencies agree to work together on ISL regulation

US agencies agree to work together on ISL regulation

The USA's Environmental Protection Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission aim to improve their coordination and cooperation in the regulation of uranium extraction using in-situ recovery methods through a new Memorandum of Understanding.

Regulation & Safety 24 July 2020


Regulator seeks feedback on Sizewell C environmental permits

Regulator seeks feedback on Sizewell C environmental permits

The Environment Agency is seeking feedback from the community and national stakeholders on applications for three environmental permits required for operation of the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England. These permits are for: disposals and discharges of radioactive wastes; operation of standby power supply systems using diesel generators; and discharges of cooling water and liquid effluent into the North Sea.

Regulation & Safety 06 July 2020


LTO essential for cost-effective climate benefits of nuclear

LTO essential for cost-effective climate benefits of nuclear

More governments must introduce policies to support the long-term operation of nuclear power plants to maximise the environmental, employment and economic benefits they bring, the World Nuclear Association said yesterday on the publication of its new technical position paper The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets.

Energy & Environment 01 July 2020


Interview: The importance of long-term operation

Interview: The importance of long-term operation

To coincide with the publication of the World Nuclear Association's technical position paper The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets, World Nuclear News interviewed the co-chairs of the Long-term Operation Task Force, Michael Baron and Abdou Al Mazouzi.

Perspectives 01 July 2020


Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

The Swedish government has approved a Radiation Safety Authority proposal to implement new emergency preparedness zones around nuclear power plants by July 2022. Internal and external emergency zones as well as a planning zone will be set at a radius of 5, 25 and 100 km, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 18 June 2020


Leningrad II-2 gets regulatory approval for physical start-up

Leningrad II-2 gets regulatory approval for physical start-up

Russia's regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a permit for the physical start-up of Leningrad II unit 2, which completed hot tests last week. The regulator's inspection of the unit "confirmed its high degree of readiness for the start of physical launch, during which nuclear fuel will be loaded into the reactor core for the first time", state nuclear corporation Rosatom said today.

New Nuclear 17 June 2020


Belgian regulator supports geological disposal for high-level waste

Belgian regulator supports geological disposal for high-level waste

Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control says it is in favour of a proposal for the disposal of high-level and/or long-lived radioactive waste in a geological repository. The draft proposal was developed by Ondraf/Niras, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, and was submitted to the public and various government services, including the FANC, for consultation between 15 April and 13 June.

Waste & Recycling 15 June 2020