Plant licensing rss

UK regulators question Westinghouse's target date for AP1000 GDA

Regulation and Safety

28 November 2016

UK regulators expect to complete the Generic Design Assessment process for Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor as scheduled, in December of 2017, but doubt the GDA for the Westinghouse AP1000 will be done by March as previously stated.

COLs closer at Turkey Point

New Nuclear

21 November 2016

Turkey_Point_(NRC)-48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not found any safety grounds that would preclude issuing construction and operation licences for the two proposed AP1000 reactors at Turkey Point in Florida.

Initiative calls for clearer path to advanced reactor deployment

Nuclear Policies

09 November 2016

Institutional and cultural changes are needed if advanced nuclear reactor designs are to progress from development to deployment by 2030, the Global Nexus Initiative has said in a report to policymakers. The GNI has put forward ten policy recommendations to enable these changes.

Court rules against Entergy on Indian Point licence renewal

Regulation and Safety

23 November 2016

Indian Point 48New York State's Court of Appeals has ruled that part of Entergy's application to renew the operating licences for the Indian Point nuclear plant must be reviewed at the state level. The New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) has already concluded that the application is inconsistent with its coastal management requirements.

Mihama 3 cleared for extended operation

Regulation and Safety

16 November 2016

Mihama NPP 48Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved an extension to the operating period for Kansai Electric Power's Mihama unit 3, enabling the plant to operate for up to 60 years.

Site licence submitted for Hungary's Paks II project

New Nuclear

28 October 2016

The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority announced today that MVM Paks II has submitted a site licence application for two new units it plans to build at the Paks site.