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US and Canadian regulators select SMR for joint review

US and Canadian regulators select SMR for joint review

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have selected Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor for their first joint technical review of an advanced, non-light water nuclear reactor technology, Terrestrial announced yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 06 December 2019


Regulatory approval for Onagawa 2 restart

Regulatory approval for Onagawa 2 restart

Tohoku Electric Power Company has received initial regulatory approval to resume operation of unit 2 at its Onagawa plant in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture. The plant was the closest nuclear power plant to the epicentre of the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, but sustained far less damage than expected.

Regulation & Safety 27 November 2019


Site of former Swedish uranium mine released

Site of former Swedish uranium mine released

The site of the former Ranstad uranium mine and processing facilities has been released from oversight under the Radiation Protection Act and the Nuclear Technology Act by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. The site, which already hosts an industrial park, is now free for any use.

Uranium & Fuel 25 November 2019


Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

The expansion of Sweden's existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark has been approved by the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm. With approval already granted by the nuclear regulator, the government will now make a final decision on the application.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2019


French plant taken offline following earthquake

French plant taken offline following earthquake

EDF has temporarily suspended operation of three units at its Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant to assess the reactors following a magnitude 4.9 earthquake yesterday in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France. No damage has been found at any nuclear facilities in the area.

Regulation & Safety 12 November 2019


Way clear for geological disposal planning, British regulators say

Way clear for geological disposal planning, British regulators say

British regulators see no fundamental issues that would prevent Radioactive Waste Management from developing "a fully scoped safety case in the future" for a geological disposal facility, but have identified a number of areas that RWM will need to improve when it does.

Waste & Recycling 31 October 2019


IAEA completes first full-scope IRRS mission to the UK

IAEA completes first full-scope IRRS mission to the UK

The UK is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said yesterday, following its completion of an 11-day Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission on 25 October.

Regulation & Safety 29 October 2019


Energoatom to join WANO's Paris Centre from 2022

Energoatom to join WANO's Paris Centre from 2022

Energoatom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with the World  Association of Nuclear Operators' Paris Centre for all its future peer reviews, starting in 2022. The Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator is currently a member of WANO’s Moscow Centre.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


Ghana impresses Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review team

Ghana impresses Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review team

Ghana has made progress in implementing the recommendations of an International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review mission, a team of IAEA and international experts said on 24 October. They conducted a follow-up INIR mission on 21-24 October requested by the government of Ghana to assess progress made since the 2017 Phase 1 INIR mission.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


WANO 'as relevant as always' after 30 years, says CEO

WANO 'as relevant as always' after 30 years, says CEO

Corporate leadership, the support required for new entrants and units to start up safely and on time, how to maintain a safe and reliable workforce, industry innovations, and a young generation perspective of the next 30 years of the nuclear industry, were the key issues discussed during the World Association of Nuclear Operators' 15th Biennial General Meeting, held in London on 20-22 October.

Regulation & Safety 24 October 2019