Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
Tokai 2 cleared for extended operation

Tokai 2 cleared for extended operation

Japan Atomic Power Company has received regulatory approval of an extension to the operating period of unit 2 at its Tokai nuclear power plant, enabling the reactor to operate for up to 60 years.

Regulation & Safety 07 November 2018


UK regulator appoints technical support providers

UK regulator appoints technical support providers

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation has appointed six nuclear supply chain organisations to its new Technical Support Framework, which it says will provide expert supply chain resources at competitive rates.

Regulation & Safety 07 November 2018


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Argentinean plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Argentinean plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts yesterday completed a review of long-term operational safety at Argentina's Atucha I nuclear power plant. The team reviewed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 01 November 2018


US utility uses drones for nuclear plant inspections

US utility uses drones for nuclear plant inspections

Xcel Energy is using unmanned aircraft to assist in inspections at the company’s nuclear facilities in Minnesota, achieving safety and cost benefits.

Regulation & Safety 29 October 2018


Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

The Hiroshima District Court has rejected a call from residents to re-impose an injunction on the operation of unit 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture. The move clears the way for owner Shikoku Electric Power Company to restart the reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 October 2018


IAEA offers training on preventing cyber-attacks

IAEA offers training on preventing cyber-attacks

A new training course on protecting nuclear facilities against cyber-attacks has been launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 24 October 2018


ANSTO to act on medicine production safety culture

ANSTO to act on medicine production safety culture

Australia's nuclear regulator has given the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation 60 days to provide a "full and complete" response to 85 recommendations to improve the safety culture in ANSTO Health's nuclear medicine production facility following an independent expert review.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2018


Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planningapproved

Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planning approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved modifications to the emergency preparedness plan for Oyster Creek to reflect its decommissioning status. The plant shut down in September after 49 years of operation.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

China has begun the shipment of low-enriched uranium fuel for use in the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 , a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor that currently uses high-enriched uranium fuel.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

The first production accelerator has been delivered to Shine Medical Technologies' isotope production campus in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018