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Regulator approves safety of Ikata 3

Regulation and Safety

15 July 2015

Ikata NPP - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has given Shikoku Electric Power Company permission to make changes to the reactor installation of unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. It marks the first of three regulatory approvals required for restarting the unit.

Russia completes design papers for Fukushima tritium removal

Regulation and Safety

09 July 2015

Russia's Atomproekt has completed the draft design and working documents for a demonstration unit to separate tritium from contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Construction of the facility is expected to start early next year.

US regulators request natural phenomena response data

Regulation and Safety

26 June 2015

The US nuclear regulatory commission (NRC) has asked the owners of nuclear fuel facilities to provide more information on how they respond to natural phenomena. The commission said that apart from the need for this information, it is otherwise satisfied  that "little or no further action" is needed to apply the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident.

EDF Energy completes safety upgrades at UK plants

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2015

EDF Energy emergency respone centre - 48EDF Energy announced today that it has completed post-Fukushima safety upgrades at its UK nuclear power plants within the time agreed with the regulator and to budget. The upgrades include a new emergency response centre near Sizewell B.

German government partners agree on energy policy

Energy and Environment

03 July 2015

Germany's coalition government parties have agreed on measures to enable the country to meet its 2020 carbon emission targets while transitioning to renewable energy sources. As part of the deal, some coal-fuelled power plants will be shut down with others kept in reserve in case of energy shortages.

Safety review sought for Hamaoka 3

Regulation and Safety

17 June 2015

Hamaoka plant - 48CORRECTED Chubu Electric Power Company has requested a safety review by Japan's nuclear regulator of unit 3 at its Hamaoka plant in Shizuoka prefecture. Such a review, a prerequisite for restarting, has already been requested for unit 4 of the plant.