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IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Uzbekistan, which plans to build its first nuclear power plant in the southeast of the country.

Regulation & Safety 30 January 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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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Commission after the regulator said it will not resume its review of the previously submitted and subsequently withdrawn application.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


US regulator completes first SMR design certification rulemaking

US regulator completes first SMR design certification rulemaking

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the final rule certifying NuScale Power's small modular reactor, making it the seventh reactor design - and the first SMR - to be cleared by the regulator for use in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 23 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


Planning consent granted for General Fusion demo plant

Planning consent granted for General Fusion demo plant

Construction of General Fusion's Fusion Demonstration Plant at the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Culham Campus near Oxford, England, is expected to start later this year following the granting of planning permission by the South Oxfordshire District Council Planning Committee.

New Nuclear 13 January 2023


Copenhagen Atomics puts forward SMR design for UK appraisal

Copenhagen Atomics puts forward SMR design for UK appraisal

UK Atomics - a subsidiary of Denmark's Copenhagen Atomics - has submitted a Generic Design Assessment entry application for its small and modular thorium molten salt reactor to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

New Nuclear 05 January 2023


Samsung completes design of CMSR Power Barge

Samsung completes design of CMSR Power Barge

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has completed the conceptual design for the CMSR Power Barge - a floating nuclear power plant based on compact molten salt reactors - and obtained the basic certification of the design from the American Bureau of Shipping.

New Nuclear 04 January 2023


Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Kansai Electric Power has announced it will apply for regulatory approval to extend the operating life of Takahama units 3 and 4 by a further 20 years. The company has also announced plans to replace the steam generators at the two pressurised water reactor units.

Regulation & Safety 25 November 2022