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IAEA offers guidance on lifting nuclear emergencies

16 March 2018

Countries have made preparations for responding to nuclear and radiological emergencies, but too little has been done to prepare for the lifting of those emergencies, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It has now published a guide providing advice on the transition to a normal state following an emergency.

NRC issues confirmatory order for Entergy violations

15 March 2018

Grand_Gulf_(NRC)-48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc and Entergy Operations, Inc, documenting actions they have agreed to take to implement programmes designed to prevent wilful misconduct at their fleet of seven operating nuclear power plants.

Regulator approves Fessenheim 2 steam generator

13 March 2018

Fessenheim - 48France's nuclear regulator has lifted the suspension of the serviceability certificate for one of the three steam generators installed at unit 2 of EDF's Fessenheim nuclear power plant. The certificate was suspended in July 2016 due to anomalies in the steel of the steam generator's lower shell.

UK explains 'enabling regulation' approach

16 March 2018

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has published a guide on how it can work with dutyholders to improve safety and security activity in the nuclear industry. The document, Holding to Account and Influencing Improvements - Enabling Regulation in Practice, features a number of case studies which place enabling regulation in the context of the legal and practical obligations on ONR and industry dutyholders.

Amano commends Pakistan nuclear safety and security

15 March 2018

Amano_Abbasi_March_2018_(PMO)-48Pakistan is ready to strengthen its relationship with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the country's prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, told IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano this week. Amano commended Pakistan's efforts to increase nuclear safety and security.

Taipower gets approval to restart Kuosheng 2

06 March 2018

Taiwan's Atomic Energy Council yesterday approved a plan to restart unit 2 of the Kuosheng nuclear power plant, which has been offline since mid-2016. The final decision on whether the reactor can be restarted remains with the Legislative Yuan.