Regulation & Safety

Regulation & Safety
Operating licence extensions for Olkiluoto units

Operating licence extensions for Olkiluoto units

The Finnish government has approved a 20-year extension to the operating licences of units 1 and 2 at Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj's Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2018


Indian cyclotron begins radioisotope operations

Indian cyclotron begins radioisotope operations

India's largest medical cyclotron - Cyclone-30 - is now operational, the country's Department of Atomic Energy announced yesterday. As well as producing medical radioisotopes, it will also have dedicated beamlines for material science and nuclear physics research.
 

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2018


Amano underscores technical cooperation

Amano underscores technical cooperation

Yukiya Amano today highlighted the International Atomic Energy Agency’s technical cooperation programme in his speech to the Vienna-based organisation's 62nd General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 17 September 2018


UK collaboration for safety and security research

UK collaboration for safety and security research

Frazer-Nash, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, the National Nuclear Laboratory, EDF Energy, Jacobsen Analytics, and the universities of Lancaster, Bristol and York are to deliver a nuclear safety and security research contract.

Regulation & Safety 14 September 2018


US plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

US plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

UPDATED: Duke Energy has shut down both units at the Brunswick nuclear power plant as the North Carolina site faces hurricane-force winds, major storm surges and heavy rain. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is staffing its incident response centre in Atlanta around the clock to monitor Hurricane Florence, which has now made landfall.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2018


Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Geraldine Thomas, professor of molecular pathology at Imperial College London, has called for a communication strategy to end the public’s exaggerated perception that nuclear radiation is harmful to human health.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2018


Tumour treatment isotope to be made at Bruce-8

Tumour treatment isotope to be made at Bruce-8

Bruce Power is set to place medical-grade cobalt into unit 8 of its nuclear power plant in Ontario, meaning all four Bruce B units will now produce high specific activity cobalt, which is used to treat brain tumours worldwide.

Regulation & Safety 05 September 2018


UF6 transport package designs head for approvals

UF6 transport package designs head for approvals

Daher has applied for certification for its DN30 package to US regulators, while China Nuclear New Energy Nuclear Industry Engineering Co Ltd's XN740 UF6 transport package has completed a 9 metre drop test.

Regulation & Safety 04 September 2018


Coolant channel replacement complete at Kakrapar 2

Coolant channel replacement complete at Kakrapar 2

India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has concluded that corrosion spots caused by impurities in carbon dioxide gas at the Kakrapar plant led to coolant channel leaks in 2015 and 2016. Work has now been completed at unit 2.
 

Regulation & Safety 04 September 2018


FANR, Khalifa University sign collaboration agreement

FANR, Khalifa University sign collaboration agreement

A collaborative research agreement aimed at advancing nuclear safety research and training future nuclear workers in the United Arab Emirates has been signed by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation and Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

Regulation & Safety 04 September 2018