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Oklo Inc progressing towards licence application

Oklo Inc progressing towards licence application

The California-based company has submitted a Licensing Project Plan to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlining Oklo's proposed engagement to support future licensing activities.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2022


Approval for four new reactors in south China

Approval for four new reactors in south China

China's State Council approved the construction of two CAP1000 units as Phase I of the Lianjiang nuclear power plant in Guangdong province and two Hualong One units as Phase II of the Zhangzhou plant in Fujian province.

New Nuclear 15 September 2022


Fuel fabrication plant relicensed for another 40 years

Fuel fabrication plant relicensed for another 40 years

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a renewed licence for Westinghouse's Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Hopkins, South Carolina, which means it can continue producing nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear power reactors until September 2062.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2022


Mexican nuclear cleared to run into 2050s

Mexican nuclear cleared to run into 2050s

The second reactor at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power plant has been granted an extension to its operating licence, taking the lifetime of the plant into the mid-2050s. Nuclear is seen as doubling its contribution in advance of Mexico's 2050 targets.

Regulation & Safety 30 August 2022


Slovakia's Mochovce 3 permitted to start up

Slovakia's Mochovce 3 permitted to start up

The Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority has issued the final authorisation for commissioning of unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant. Operator Slovenské elektrárne expects soon to start loading fuel into the reactor's core ahead of its commissioning.

New Nuclear 26 August 2022


Construction licence issued for Paks II

Construction licence issued for Paks II

Hungary's National Atomic Energy Office has today granted a construction licence for two VVER-1200 reactors at the Paks II nuclear power plant site.

New Nuclear 26 August 2022


Application submitted for US molten salt research reactor

Application submitted for US molten salt research reactor

Abilene Christian University has applied to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a construction licence for a molten salt research reactor, to be built on its campus in Abilene, Texas, as part of the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing laboratory. ​ACU plans for the MSRR to achieve criticality by December 2025.

New Nuclear 19 August 2022


Covra seeks permit change for new waste storage facility

Covra seeks permit change for new waste storage facility

The Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste has applied to the country's nuclear regulator for a change in its licence to allow the construction of a new multi-functional storage building for low and intermediate-level waste at its site in Nieuwdorp, in the municipality of Borssele, the Netherlands.

Waste & Recycling 12 August 2022


Vogtle 3 approved to load fuel

Vogtle 3 approved to load fuel

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorised Southern Nuclear Operating Company to load nuclear fuel and begin operation at Vogtle Unit 3 in Georgia, marking the transition of the AP1000 unit from construction oversight into the operating reactor oversight process.

New Nuclear 04 August 2022


US regulator to issue final certification for NuScale SMR

US regulator to issue final certification for NuScale SMR

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced it will issue the final rule that certifies NuScale's small modular reactor design for use in the USA. The reactor is the first SMR design to be certified by the NRC.

Regulation & Safety 02 August 2022