Plant licensing rss

Belgian regulator approves Doel life extensions

Regulation and Safety

02 October 2015

Doel plant 48Two Belgian reactors will be able to operate until 2025 after the country's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) ruled that the units could safely operate beyond their original 40-year design life.

Watts Bar 2 operating licence request goes out

New Nuclear

17 August 2015

Watts Bar units 1 and 2 - 48The Tennessee Valley Authority has requested that regulators issue an operating licence for unit 2 of the Watts Bar nuclear power plant.

Spanish site suitable for waste store

Waste and Recycling

28 July 2015

Villar_de_Canas_48Spain's nuclear regulator has concluded that Villar de Cañas is a suitable site for a national high-level waste storage facility. However, it has requested additional technical studies and reports.

Canadian accident study puts risks into perspective

Regulation and Safety

26 August 2015

Darlington_(OPG)_2015-48A Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission study has concluded that there would be no detectable increase in cancer risk for most of the population from radiation released in a hypothetical severe nuclear accident.

Finnish ownership of Fennovoima assured


05 August 2015

Finnish ownership of Fennovoima, which plans to build the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant, now exceeds 65% following new financial commitments from three domestic companies. The processing of Fennovoima's construction licence application can now proceed.

Japan two weeks from return to nuclear power

Regulation and Safety

27 July 2015

Kyushu Electric Power Company plans to apply to regulators for the final 'applied safety inspection' of Sendai 1 on 3 August. This check is expected to take one week, making 10 August a potential start-up date.