Regulation and Safety rss

Joint declaration on security of supply for molybdenum

18 December 2014

Eleven countries have presented a joint declaration to the Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, urging the development of new infrastructure to replace ageing facilities used for the production of the most widely used medical radioisotope, molybdenum-99.

Swedish regulator calls for upgrade plans

16 December 2014

Sweden's nuclear power plant operators have until the end of 2015 to submit plans to the country's regulator on implementing permanent safety improvements by 2020 to ensure independent reactor core cooling.

Regulatory justification for UK ABWR

11 December 2014

The construction and operation of Hitachi-GE's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) in the UK is justified, the country's Energy and Climate Change secretary Ed Davey has announced.

Regulator approves restart of Takahama reactors

17 December 2014

Takahama 48Units 3 and 4 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant meet new safety standards, according to Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority.

IAEA completes corporate review of EDF

12 December 2014

A team of international experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has completed a review of the corporate performance of French utility EDF. The team noted several good practices at EDF and proposed suggestions to strengthen some safety measures.

Russia and Hungary update cooperation agreement

10 December 2014

Russia Hungary regulators - 48Russia and Hungary's nuclear regulators today signed an agreement to cooperate in nuclear energy and nuclear safety.