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Permits issued for construction of new Chinese plant

Permits issued for construction of new Chinese plant

Construction licences have been issued for units 1 and 2 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The units were originally planned to be based on Westinghouse's AP1000 design, but will now feature domestically-designed Hualong One reactors.

New Nuclear 15 October 2019


UK chief nuclear inspector issues performance report

UK chief nuclear inspector issues performance report

While the UK nuclear industry met the required safety and security standards last year, there remains room for improvement, the country's Chief Nuclear Inspector Mark Foy said today in his first annual report on the sector's performance. He said three key areas of focus are the management of ageing facilities, conventional health and safety, and delivering a holistic approach to nuclear security.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2019


EDF warns of added costs of Flamanville EPR weld repairs

EDF warns of added costs of Flamanville EPR weld repairs

French utility EDF said its preferred option for repairing the main secondary system penetration welds, using robots, will increase the cost of constructing the Flamanville EPR by EUR1.5 billion (USD1.6 billion). The loading of fuel into the reactor would also be further delayed until the end of 2022.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


Kozloduy unit 6 clear to operate for another 10 years

Kozloduy unit 6 clear to operate for another 10 years

Bulgaria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency has granted a 10-year extension to the operating licence of unit 6 at the Kozloduy nuclear power unit. The Russian design VVER-1000 in northern Bulgaria started operation in 1991 and can now continue generating electricity until October 2029.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2019


ARC-100 passes Canadian pre-licensing milestone

ARC-100 passes Canadian pre-licensing milestone

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of ARC Nuclear Canada's ARC-100 small modular reactor. The design is the third advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2019


Vermont becomes an Agreement State

Vermont becomes an Agreement State

Vermont has become the 39th US state to take responsibility for regulating certain radioactive materials within its boundaries under an agreement with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Regulation & Safety 01 October 2019


Duke to seek second licence renewals fleetwide

Duke to seek second licence renewals fleetwide

Duke Energy has announced it will seek second 20-year renewals of the operating licences for all of its nuclear reactors, starting with the three-unit Oconee plant for which it expects to submit a renewal application in 2021. The company says the units are key to it achieving its carbon emissions goals.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2019


UAE enhances nuclear emergency preparedness

UAE enhances nuclear emergency preparedness

Most of the recommendations made by a mission in 2015 have been addressed, according to a follow-up mission to the United Arab Emirates by an International Atomic Energy Agency emergency preparedness review service team.

Regulation & Safety 18 September 2019


INSAG highlights links between safety and security

INSAG highlights links between safety and security

"Though distinct topics, nuclear safety and nuclear security are interlinked, and they share the same goal: to protect people, society and the environment from hazards or threats that could arise from peaceful nuclear and radiological activities." This was the message to delegates at a forum organised by the International Nuclear Safety Group yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 17 September 2019


IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

The last few months have been a testing time for the International Atomic Energy Agency, but with the "steadfast support" of its 171 Member States and the dedication of its excellent staff, it has demonstrated strength and resilience in continuing to fulfil its responsibilities, Cornel Feruta, acting director general of the Vienna-based agency said in his opening address to the 63rd regular session of the IAEA General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2019