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US EPA withdraws uranium rule

US EPA withdraws uranium rule

The US Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing proposed revisions to regulatory standards for tailings from in situ leach uranium production.

Uranium & Fuel 22 October 2018


Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

A decommissioning plan for unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has been submitted to the country's nuclear regulator by plant owner Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018


IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Belarus

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Belarus

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today concluded a ten-day mission to review Belarus's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018


IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The design was the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

New Nuclear 17 October 2018


ASN gives go-ahead for Flamanville RPV

ASN gives go-ahead for Flamanville RPV

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has announced its conditional authorisation for EDF to commission and use the Flamanville 3 reactor pressure vessel. The EPR is under construction in Normandy, northern France.

Regulation & Safety 12 October 2018


MCA calls for end to uranium discrimination

MCA calls for end to uranium discrimination

Australia's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act could be amended to ensure that uranium mining is treated equitably with other commodities, reducing costs and delays  without lessening environmental protection, a new report prepared for the Minerals Council of Australia has found.
 

Uranium & Fuel 08 October 2018


Improvements seen in Hungary's regulatory framework

Improvements seen in Hungary's regulatory framework

Hungary has made "significant improvements" to its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety since 2015, an International Atomic Energy Agency follow-up mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 05 October 2018


IAEA assesses operational safety of Torness plant

IAEA assesses operational safety of Torness plant

The managers of the Torness nuclear power plant in the UK are committed to improving the operational safety and reliability of the two-unit plant, a team of experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 04 October 2018


IAEA completes Luxembourg waste management review

IAEA completes Luxembourg waste management review

Luxembourg's programme for managing its small amount of radioactive waste shows a commitment to safety and a pragmatic approach to waste management, but could be further enhanced by strengthening the national regulatory framework, a team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has found.

Waste & Recycling 03 October 2018


WANO invites early engagement on new nuclear build

WANO invites early engagement on new nuclear build

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has today called on new entrants to the nuclear industry to engage with it earlier in the construction and commissioning process.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2018