Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
OECD/NEA highlights challenges facing isotope supply chain

OECD/NEA highlights challenges facing isotope supply chain

The structure of the medical radioisotope supply chain is impeding the provision of technetium-99m, a new report by an OECD Nuclear Energy Agency high-level group has found. Supplies of the world's most widely used medical radioisotope remain fragile.

Regulation & Safety 20 November 2019


French plant taken offline following earthquake

French plant taken offline following earthquake

EDF has temporarily suspended operation of three units at its Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant to assess the reactors following a magnitude 4.9 earthquake yesterday in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France. No damage has been found at any nuclear facilities in the area.

Regulation & Safety 12 November 2019


Egypt completes IAEA nuclear power infrastructure mission

Egypt completes IAEA nuclear power infrastructure mission

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded an 11-day Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Egypt. The mission, which was completed on 6 November, was conducted at the invitation of the Egyptian government.

Regulation & Safety 11 November 2019


Japan nuclear shutdown did 'more harm than good', study finds

Japan nuclear shutdown did 'more harm than good', study finds

Increased electricity prices and greater use of fossil fuels have led to more deaths following the Fukushima accident in March 2011 than the subsequent evacuation from the area surrounding the nuclear power plant, a new study shows. No deaths have been recorded as a direct result of the accident itself, but the decision to suspend nuclear power generation in response to it has contributed to loss of life, it says.

Regulation & Safety 29 October 2019


IAEA completes first full-scope IRRS mission to the UK

IAEA completes first full-scope IRRS mission to the UK

The UK is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said yesterday, following its completion of an 11-day Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission on 25 October.

Regulation & Safety 29 October 2019


Energoatom to join WANO's Paris Centre from 2022

Energoatom to join WANO's Paris Centre from 2022

Energoatom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with the World  Association of Nuclear Operators' Paris Centre for all its future peer reviews, starting in 2022. The Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator is currently a member of WANO’s Moscow Centre.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


UAE regulator in final leg of Barakah operating licence assessment

UAE regulator in final leg of Barakah operating licence assessment

The United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation is at the final stage of its ongoing review of the operating licence application for Barakah 1 and 2, it said today.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


Ghana impresses Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review team

Ghana impresses Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review team

Ghana has made progress in implementing the recommendations of an International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review mission, a team of IAEA and international experts said on 24 October. They conducted a follow-up INIR mission on 21-24 October requested by the government of Ghana to assess progress made since the 2017 Phase 1 INIR mission.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


Canadian breakthrough in radioisotope production

Canadian breakthrough in radioisotope production

Two Canadian research organisations have completed the first joint production run of actinium-225 (Ac-225), one of the rarest medical radioisotopes in the world. The high-purity isotope was produced using a high-energy cyclotron at the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre in Vancouver and processed at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' (CNL) Chalk River laboratories in Ontario.

Regulation & Safety 25 October 2019


WANO 'as relevant as always' after 30 years, says CEO

WANO 'as relevant as always' after 30 years, says CEO

Corporate leadership, the support required for new entrants and units to start up safely and on time, how to maintain a safe and reliable workforce, industry innovations, and a young generation perspective of the next 30 years of the nuclear industry, were the key issues discussed during the World Association of Nuclear Operators' 15th Biennial General Meeting, held in London on 20-22 October.

Regulation & Safety 24 October 2019