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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


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


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Podcast: GE Hitachi's Jay Wileman, and the need for regulatory harmonisation

Podcast: GE Hitachi's Jay Wileman, and the need for regulatory harmonisation

What can be done to improve the process of getting approval for one reactor design in different countries? President and CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Jay Wileman, explains the issues and the efforts being made to improve things.

Perspectives 01 February 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Commission after the regulator said it will not resume its review of the previously submitted and subsequently withdrawn application.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


Nuclear industry produces updated roadmap guide for new projects

Nuclear industry produces updated roadmap guide for new projects

The New Unit Assistance Industry Working Group's updated Roadmap to Operational Readiness guide is a collection of industry guidance, lessons learned, success stories intended to help new nuclear projects worldwide "prepare for the challenge of safe and efficient nuclear power plant operation". 

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2023


WR-1 decommissioning draft EIS complete, says regulator

WR-1 decommissioning draft EIS complete, says regulator

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' draft environmental impact statement for the proposed in-situ decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor 1 has now passed the regulator's completeness check and entered the final technical review stage.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2023


Candu fuel plant relicensed to 2043

Candu fuel plant relicensed to 2043

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's authorisation of the 20-year renewal of Cameco Fuel Manufacturing's  operating licence for the facility at Port Hope in Ontario also includes an increase to the plant's annual production limit.

Uranium & Fuel 19 January 2023


Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Terms of Reference have been signed and published between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation for a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two organisations. They plan to share best practice and experience around reviewing Advanced Modular Reactor and Small Modular Reactor technologies.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2023


Application lodged for construction of French repository

Application lodged for construction of French repository

French radioactive waste management agency Andra has applied for a construction licence for the planned Centre Industriel de Stockage Géologique (Cigéo) deep geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2023