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Regulation & Safety
Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

The Canadian nuclear regulator has scheduled a public hearing in early October to consider an application from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to renew its decommissioning licence for the Whiteshell Laboratories site for a further ten years.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2019


Russia's Kola plant completes second WANO review

Russia's Kola plant completes second WANO review

The Kola nuclear power plant in Russia has completed its second peer review with the World Association of Nuclear Operators. The review was conducted on 11-15 February by WANO's Moscow Centre.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2019


Tepco makes contact with melted fuel in unit 2

Tepco makes contact with melted fuel in unit 2

Tokyo Electric Power Company has released photos of fuel debris within the primary containment vessel of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The company determined that the debris can be lifted, which will help in removing the material.

Regulation & Safety 13 February 2019


Kansai reschedules restarts of three reactors

Kansai reschedules restarts of three reactors

Kansai Electric Power Company has informed Fukui Prefecture that the restart of units 1 and 2 of the Takahama nuclear power plant and unit 3 of the Mihama plant has been delayed as work to bolster safety measures will now take longer than originally expected.

Regulation & Safety 05 February 2019


IAEA reports on progress at Fukushima Daiichi

IAEA reports on progress at Fukushima Daiichi

While much progress has already been made in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi units, Japan must ensure it is prepared for future challenges, such as used fuel and fuel debris removal, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said.

Regulation & Safety 04 February 2019


EDF awaits ruling on Flamanville EPR welds

EDF awaits ruling on Flamanville EPR welds

French utility EDF said today it will give an update on the schedule and construction cost of the Flamanville EPR once the country's nuclear safety regulator has ruled in May whether some welds in the unit's secondary system need replacing.

Regulation & Safety 31 January 2019


IAEA reports on Sudan's nuclear power infrastructure

IAEA reports on Sudan's nuclear power infrastructure

There is strong commitment from the government of Sudan to developing the infrastructure needed for a nuclear power programme, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded in its final report.

Regulation & Safety 29 January 2019


Robot to examine fuel debris in Fukushima unit

Robot to examine fuel debris in Fukushima unit

Toshiba has developed a remotely-operated robot to investigate debris in the bottom of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Regulation & Safety 29 January 2019


IAEA reports on Saudi Arabia's nuclear infrastructure

IAEA reports on Saudi Arabia's nuclear infrastructure

Saudi Arabia has made significant progress in the development of its nuclear power infrastructure, International Atomic Energy Agency Deputy Director General Mikhail Chudakov said as he delivered the final report of an IAEA-led review.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2019


Electrabel cleared for restart of Doel 2

Electrabel cleared for restart of Doel 2

Belgium's regulatory body, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, has approved the restart of unit 2 of the Doel plant following repairs to a corroded pipeline in a safety cooling water circuit. Repairs to the same pipeline in Doel 1 continue.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2019