Regulation and Safety rss

US EPR plans suspended

06 March 2015

US_EPR_(NRC)_48Areva Inc has asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend work on the design certification of the US EPR until further notice, prompting Unistar Nuclear Energy to request the suspension of the review of its construction and operation licence application for Calvert Cliffs 3.

APR1400 accepted for design certification

05 March 2015

APR1400 plant - 48US design certification of Korea's APR1400 reactor design can begin in earnest after the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission formally accepted a revised application from Korea Electric Power Corporation and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power.

Wyoming moves towards self-regulation

02 March 2015

Wyoming_signing_48The state of Wyoming will regulate its own uranium industry following legislation that allows it to apply to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to become an Agreement State.

Request to operate Forsmark 2 at increased power

06 March 2015

Forsmark unit 2 48Forsmark Group AB has applied to the Swedish nuclear regulator to operate permanently unit 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant at a higher power level. The unit has been in trial operation for the past two years following a 12% power uprate.

Swiss regulator calls for off-site emergency response centres

04 March 2015

Having already improved on-site emergency protection measures, Switzerland's Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate is now ordering nuclear power plant operators to ensure that off-site measures are also boosted.

Wolsong 1 cleared for continued operation

27 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has approved a seven-year licence extension for the refurbished and uprated Wolsong 1 pressurized heavy water reactor. The unit has been offline for two years while discussions continued on renewing its licence.