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IAEA sees safety commitment at EDF's Bugey plant

Regulation and Safety

19 October 2017

Bugey plant 48EDF's Bugey nuclear power plant in eastern France has demonstrated a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, the mission identified areas for further improvement.

EU committed to Iran nuclear deal

Nuclear Policies

16 October 2017

Mogherini_Sept_17_(EU)-48The European Union is determined to preserve the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, the EU's General Council said today following US President Donald Trump's 13 October announcement that he would not certify Iran's compliance with the deal to the US Congress. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said Iran's commitments under the agreement are being implemented.

UK prepares legislation for Euratom exit

Nuclear Policies

12 October 2017

The UK government has published in parliament its Nuclear Safeguards Bill to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime in preparation for the country's departure from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The bill was introduced to the House of Commons and given its first reading yesterday. This stage is formal and takes place without any debate. MPs will next consider the bill at second reading on 16 October.

IAEA team notes improvements in Romanian regulation

Regulation and Safety

18 October 2017

Romania has significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. The team also made recommendations for further improvement.

IAEA commends commitments of member states

Regulation and Safety

13 October 2017

Jeep II reactor - 48Recent International Atomic Energy Agency missions have found commitment to safety by France's nuclear safety regulator and the operator of a Norwegian research reactor. The agency, which last week concluded a nuclear security advisory mission to Germany, also said Poland is committed to the safe management of radioactive waste.

UAE nuclear operator committed to safety, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

06 October 2017

Barakah 1 and 2 - May 2017 - 48The operator of the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power plant - the first two units of which are due to start up next year - has shown a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, the team identified areas where further improvements in operational safety may be achieved.