Regulation and Safety rss

NRC approves final rule on used fuel storage

27 August 2014

The issuance of licences for new US nuclear power reactors and the extension of operating licences for existing ones will soon resume following the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's approval of a final rule on the continued storage of used fuel.

Foundation for Chernobyl cover

18 August 2014

NSC foundation - July 2014 48The last cubic metre of concrete needed for the foundation of the New Safe Confinement at Chernobyl has been poured, State Specialised Enterprise Chernobyl NPP said on 15 August.

Additional measures for Fukushima water management

14 August 2014

Fukushima impermeable sea wall 48Two systems are being put in place at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan that should significantly improve water management at the site. Tepco is seeking approval before full operation of the impermeable seawall and subdrain system starts.

Impact of Mount Polley breach

19 August 2014

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has issued a 'request for action' to licensees of uranium mines and mils with tailings facilities in response to tailings dam breach earlier this month at the Mount Polley open pit copper and gold mine in British Columbia.

'Significant damage' to Doel 4 turbine

15 August 2014

Doel plant 48Unit 4 of Belgium's Doel nuclear power plant will remain out of operation until at least the end of this year, Electrabel has announced. An investigation continues into the loss of lubricating oil from the unit's steam turbine system.

Lightbridge to support Vietnam regulator

14 August 2014

Lightbridge-VARANS Aug 2014 - 48Lightbridge Corp has become the first US company to work with the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety following their signing of a memorandum of understanding to develop the administrative, legal and regulatory infrastructure required to support Vietnam’s nuclear power program.