Regulation and Safety rss

Swiss regulator approves Mühleberg upgrades

29 January 2015

Muehleberg (ENSI) 48Switzerland's Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate has approved upgrades proposed by utility BKW for the continued operation of the Mühleberg nuclear power plant until 2019.

Hinkley Point B goes offline for 'major' maintenance program

23 January 2015

One of the nuclear reactors at the UK's Hinkley Point B power plant will be taken out of service later today for a maintenance program worth £40 million ($60 million).

Transformer fire at South Ukraine plant extinguished

16 January 2015

A fire caused by a short circuit in the AT-1 grid automatic transformer of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant was extinguished within two hours yesterday, Energoatom, the country's state-owned nuclear power plant operator, said today.

Swiss plants to be retrofitted for better hydrogen control

26 January 2015

All five of Switzerland's commercially operational nuclear power reactors are to be retrofitted to increase hydrogen control capabilities, according to new requirements set by the country's nuclear regulator ENSI.

US House passes low-dose radiation bill

20 January 2015

The US Department of Energy and National Academy of Sciences have been directed to work together to assess the current status of US and international research on low-dose radiation and to formulate a long-term research agenda under a bill approved by the US House of Representatives.

Robotic system to fix Fukushima leaks

15 January 2015

RFRM_robotic_arm_(Kurion)_39x48US waste management specialist Kurion has been awarded a contract to develop a new robotic system for the second phase of repairs in the primary reactor containment at Fukushima Daiichi. The Fukushima Repair Manipulator, or FRM, is targeted for deployment in mid-2016.