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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.

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.

Palisades to operate to 2022


29 September 2017

Palisades_(Palisades_Power)-48Entergy Corporation has reversed its December 2016 decision to close the Palisades nuclear power plant in 2018, the company announced yesterday. The Michigan plant will now operate under an existing power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy until the spring of 2022.

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.

WANO, NEA enhance cooperation in nuclear safety

Regulation and Safety

04 October 2017

WANO-OECD NEA - October 2017 - 48The World Association of Nuclear Operators and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency are to cooperate on "the further development of approaches, practices and methods in order to proactively strengthen global nuclear safety" through a memorandum of understanding signed today at the NEA Headquarters in Paris. The signing ceremony was attended by WANO Chairman Jacques Régaldo and NEA Deputy Director-General and Chief Nuclear Officer Daniel Iracane.

Tianwan 3 attains first criticality

New Nuclear

29 September 2017

Tianwan unit 3 - 48Unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province today attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to enter commercial operation next year.