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Tepco surveys interior of unit 2 containment vessel

19 January 2018

FD2 PCV survey - January 2018 - 48An internal investigation of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan was completed as scheduled today, Tokyo Electric Power Company has announced. The survey - using a suspended pan-tilt camera attached to a telescopic guiding pipe - identified deposits and fuel assembly components at the bottom of the pedestal area.

NEA reports on an 'all-hazards approach'

15 January 2018

The OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency has produced a new report that highlights the value of an "all-hazards approach" to emergency preparedness and response. The report incorporates the lessons learned from non-nuclear events.

UK regulator clarifies role for Nuclear Safeguards Bill

03 January 2018

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has clarified two points in the impact assessment of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill published last month by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The clarifications are "part of our ongoing constructive engagement" with BEIS to develop a domestic safeguards regime as part of the UK's exit from the European Atomic Energy Community, the ONR said.

Spanish, Moroccan regulators enhance cooperation

17 January 2018

CSN-AMSSNuR - January 2018 - 48Spain's Nuclear Safety Council and the Moroccan Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding on increased collaboration.

NRC agrees NuScale SMR needs no back-up power

10 January 2018

NuScale SMR 48The US nuclear regulator is satisfied that NuScale Power's small modular reactor (SMR) design can operate safely without the need for safety-related electrical systems. The reactor uses passive safety features, such as relying on convection, not pumps, to circulate water in the primary circuit.

SCE&G applies to withdraw Summer licences

29 December 2017

Summer 2 and 3 construction site - Jan 2017 - 48Scana Corporation announced yesterday that its principal subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, had filed a formal request with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to withdraw the combined operating licences for units 2 and 3 of the VC Summer nuclear power plant.