Regulation and Safety rss

Sweden, Norway and Ukraine regulators to cooperate

19 November 2014

The regulatory authorities of Sweden, Norway and Ukraine have agreed to cooperate in making improvements to the regulatory guidelines of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine as well as establishing more robust safety systems at nuclear power plants in the country.

NNSA announces funding for isotope projects

14 November 2014

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is to award over $8 million of funding to push forward two projects aimed at securing a domestic supply of the molybdenum-99 without using highly enriched uranium.

Honeywell readies for Metropolis restart

10 November 2014

Honeywell is preparing to restart the Metropolis uranium conversion plant after making enhancements to its procedures following its review of the 26 October incident involving an on-site release of materials at the Illinois site.

Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes

17 November 2014

CLS_MIP_(Stobbe-CLS)-48The first batch of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) produced in the Canadian Light Source (CLS) linear accelerator in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has been shipped in a developmental milestone for the non-reactor production of medical isotopes.

Ten more years for Trillo

11 November 2014

Trillo 48The operating licence of the single-unit Trillo nuclear power plant in central Spain has been renewed for a further ten years following governmental approval.

Local consents for Sendai restart

07 November 2014

Sendai 48The governor of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture has given his approval for the restart of the Sendai nuclear power plant. The plant looks set to resume operation early next year, having now received all the necessary local consents for this.