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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


Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Ondraf/Niras, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, yesterday submitted a completed licence application for the construction of a low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Dessel.

Waste & Recycling 06 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


Second Korean APR1400 unit cleared for start up

Second Korean APR1400 unit cleared for start up

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission today gave Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power permission to begin operation of unit 4 at the Shin Kori nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 01 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


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


NRC issues final rule on Fukushima lessons

NRC issues final rule on Fukushima lessons

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the publication of its final rule on lessons learned from the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2019


Bilibino unit 1 prepared for decommissioning

Bilibino unit 1 prepared for decommissioning

The Russian regulator has approved the start of decommissioning work at unit 1 of the Bilibino nuclear power plant in Chukotka. Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced yesterday it had received a 15-year licence to operate the unit without power generation.

Waste & Recycling 24 January 2019


Swedish regulator supports repository expansion

Swedish regulator supports repository expansion

A permit for the expansion of the existing SFR repository for low- and intermediate-level waste should be granted under the Sweden's Environmental Code, the country's Radiation Safety Authority has recommended to the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2019


US nuclear innovation act becomes law

US nuclear innovation act becomes law

Bipartisan legislation modernising US nuclear regulation and supporting the establishment of a licensing framework for next-generation advanced reactors has been signed by US President Donald Trump. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernisation Act became law on 14 January.

Nuclear Policies 17 January 2019