Regulation and Safety rss

UK's post-Brexit nuclear plans face scrutiny

12 July 2018

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation until 14 September on draft regulations that aim to enable a domestic nuclear safeguards regime following the UK's withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) as part of its departure from the European Union.

EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

06 July 2018

French utility EDF has refuted the findings of a parliamentary commission into the safety and security of the country's nuclear energy facilities. The commission's report, published yesterday, contains "a number of factual errors" and "does not reveal any breach of the obligations incumbent on the operator", EDF noted.

Tokai 2 passes safety screening

04 July 2018

Tokai 2 48.jpgUnit 2 of Japan Atomic Power Company's Tokai nuclear power plant has moved a step closer to restarting after the country's nuclear regulator said the unit meets revised safety standards. Having started commercial operation in 1978, it is one of the oldest of Japan's reactors to have applied for restart.

NEI issues guidelines for regulatory interactions

06 July 2018

NuScale SMR cross section 48The US Nuclear Energy Institute has issued guidelines to help advanced nuclear reactor developers in their interactions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A regulatory engagement plan will help reactor developers' early interactions with NRC staff and can reduce regulatory uncertainty and add predictability to licensing advanced technologies, the NEI said.

Argentina, Belgium extend nuclear safety cooperation

06 July 2018

A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA and Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre aimed at extending cooperation on nuclear safety between the two organisations that has existed for more than 15 years.

Daher to apply for NRC transport package certification

02 July 2018

DN30_PSP_(Daher)-48Daher is to submit its DN30 PSP transport package for US certification by the end of July and expects to receive certification from French regulators by the end of the year. The company says the flask offers a long-term, reliable solution for the transport of enriched uranium product and reprocessed uranium.