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WANO members 'consider challenges of the future'

Regulation and Safety

17 October 2017

Corporate leadership, knowledge transfer to the 'young generation' and providing the necessary support to new units entering operations were among the subjects under discussion during the World Association of Nuclear Operators' 14th Biennial General Meeting, held in Gyeongju, South Korea. The BGM, under the theme of Leading Nuclear Safety in a Changing World, was attended by more than 300 experts from the WANO membership and other industry organisations.

Foratom calls for orderly Brexit for nuclear industry

Nuclear Policies

13 October 2017

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, yesterday published the priorities for Brexit negotiations in relation to the nuclear industry. The organisation said the European Union and UK should immediately start negotiating their post-Brexit relationship and, if necessary, transitional arrangements in order to avoid any disruption to the nuclear fuel cycle.

South Korea's AP1400 clear for European export

Regulation and Safety

09 October 2017

European Utility Requirements (EUR) has approved modifications Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd has made to its APR1400 reactor design, according to Reuters. The approval by EUR - a technical advisory group for European utilities on nuclear power plants - means South Korea's state-run nuclear operator can further expand its export markets.

WANO, IYNC agree to enhance cooperation

Regulation and Safety

16 October 2017

The International Youth Nuclear Congress and World Association of Nuclear Operators have signed a memorandum of understanding "to reflect enhanced cooperation between both organisations in the promotion of nuclear safety and in meeting goals related to young generation initiatives and objectives".

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.

NEI calls on FERC to expedite market change

Nuclear Policies

06 October 2017

Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Maria Korsnick has urged the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to move quickly to implement a proposed rulemaking on electricity market reforms. Korsnick made her comments to a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel hearing on defining reliability in a transforming electricity industry.