Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
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


Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of Oyster Creek's licence from Exelon Generation Co to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, as owner, and Holtec Decommissioning International, as decommissioning operator.
 

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Forsmark plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Forsmark plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of long-term operational safety at units 1 and 2 of Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


Test demonstrates business case for Mo-99 production

Test demonstrates business case for Mo-99 production

Wisconsin-based companies Phoenix LLC and Shine Medical Technologies have completed a 132-hour test of the high-flux neutron generator that Shine intends to use in its production of medical radioisotopes.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


Armenian regulator must address staff deficit, says IAEA

Armenian regulator must address staff deficit, says IAEA

Armenia has made progress in strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety but still faces challenges, including a shortage of qualified and experienced staff at its regulatory body, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said today, on completion of an Integrated Regulatory Review Service follow-up mission.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2019


Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts yesterday concluded an 11-day mission to review Canada's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies. An Emergency Preparedness Review is one of the peer reviews offered by the IAEA to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


Safety upgrade delays could take Japanese units offline

Safety upgrade delays could take Japanese units offline

Nuclear power reactors in Japan that have resumed operation could be forced to temporarily shut down again if back-up safety measures are not in place by specified deadlines under new rules approved by the country's Nuclear Regulation Authority. Operators of restarted units have already said they expect delays in the completion of such facilities.

Regulation & Safety 13 June 2019


Australian isotope facility to begin full-scale operations

Australian isotope facility to begin full-scale operations

The ANSTO Nuclear Medicine facility has received a regulatory licence that will allow it to move to full production of molybdenum-99, the Australian nuclear science and technology organisation announced today.

Regulation & Safety 13 June 2019


IAEA focus on verification and development

IAEA focus on verification and development

"I am worried about increasing tensions over the Iranian nuclear issue," said Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In a statement to the agency's board of governors on 10 June he called on Iran to fully implement its commitments.

Regulation & Safety 12 June 2019