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International review for German regulation

International review for German regulation

Germany's nuclear safety regime is strong and can be improved further, a team of international inspectors has concluded following a two-week mission to review the country's regulatory framework.

Regulation & Safety 15 April 2019


Viewpoint: Finland seeks to streamline licensing

Viewpoint: Finland seeks to streamline licensing

Finnish power companies are looking for ways to streamline licensing and qualification processes through a new project started last year called KELPO. The first part of the project has been completed and it is moving ahead to the pilot phase, writes Tuomo Huttunen, senior advisor on nuclear power at industry group Finnish Energy.

Perspectives 08 April 2019


FANR in final stages of Barakah licensing process

FANR in final stages of Barakah licensing process

The head of the United Arab Emirates Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, which this week inaugurated a new Emergency Operations Centre, has said it is in the final stages of preparations but not yet ready to issue the operating licence for the Barakah nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 29 March 2019


IAEA reviews long-term operation of Mexican plant

IAEA reviews long-term operation of Mexican plant

Mexican state utility CFE has a good basis to manage the long-term operation of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has found.

Regulation & Safety 19 March 2019


French, US regulators expand cooperation

French, US regulators expand cooperation

France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have signed an agreement to cooperate in emergency preparedness.

Regulation & Safety 15 March 2019


US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

The US Administration's budget request for fiscal 2020, which begins on 1 October, seeks to restart the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedure for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository and also provides for the regulator to prepare for licensing advanced reactors.
 

Nuclear Policies 12 March 2019


Romania enhances safety at Cernavoda, IAEA reports

Romania enhances safety at Cernavoda, IAEA reports

The International Atomic Energy Agency said yesterday that the operator of Romania’s Cernavoda nuclear power plant had demonstrated "strengthened operational safety" by addressing the findings of an initial IAEA review in 2016.

Regulation & Safety 12 March 2019


Estonia strengthens regulation, IAEA mission finds

Estonia strengthens regulation, IAEA mission finds

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said today that Estonia has strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the last two years.

Regulation & Safety 11 March 2019


US regulator issues annual plant assessments

US regulator issues annual plant assessments

All of the USA's 98 operating commercial reactors were in the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's two highest performance categories for 2018. Entergy's Pilgrim plant has returned to the highest operating level.

Regulation & Safety 08 March 2019


Finnish EPR receives operating licence

Finnish EPR receives operating licence

The Finnish government today granted utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Once it enters commercial operation early next year, the 1600 MWe pressurised water reactor will supply some 15% of the country's electricity demand.

Regulation & Safety 07 March 2019