Regulation and Safety rss

Westinghouse to supply upgrade systems to Zaporozhe

18 September 2017

Zaporozhe_(Energoatom)-48Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukrainian national nuclear generator Energoatom to supply monitoring instrumentation systems to the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant, as part of a long-term safety upgrade program.

China committed to nuclear security, says IAEA

08 September 2017

Fangjiashan plant - 48China maintains "strong and sustainable" nuclear security activities, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Vienna-based agency carried out a ten-day International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission at the Chinese government's request.

High-enriched uranium returned from Ghana

30 August 2017

Ghanaian HEU loaded on a trailer during transport to China, 29 august 2017 (IAEA - Sandor Miklos Tozser) 64x48High-enriched uranium has been flown from Ghana back to China in the removal of all such material from the country. The Ghanaian research reactor has been converted to use low-enriched fuel instead.

Nuclear units weather Hurricane Irma

11 September 2017

Turkey_Point_(NRC-FPL)_48UPDATED: Two nuclear units at St Lucie were able to continue operating as Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. One unit at Turkey Point was shut down as a precaution in advance of the storm as nuclear operators and regulators put storm preparation procedures into action, while the other shut down automatically because of a valve-related issue. 

 

New advice for managing nuclear accidents

07 September 2017

The European Commission-funded Shamisen project has published 28 recommendations to improve the preparedness and response to a nuclear accident. The recommendations follow an 18-month review of the response to previous accidents, particularly Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Texan nuclear plant runs through Hurricane Harvey

29 August 2017

STP 1 and 2 - 48Both units at the South Texas Project (STP) continued to operate at full power throughout Hurricane Harvey. Whilst the plant avoided the full force of the hurricane, its steel-reinforced containment building and flood protection measures ensured the reactors could continue operating safely.