Plant licensing rss

Wolsong 1 cleared for continued operation

Regulation and Safety

27 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has approved a seven-year licence extension for the refurbished and uprated Wolsong 1 pressurized heavy water reactor. The unit has been offline for two years while discussions continued on renewing its licence.

Wolsong 1 awaits decision

Regulation and Safety

16 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's Wolsong 1 power reactor continues to await permission to restart. The refurbished and uprated unit has laid dormant for two years while discussions continue on renewing its licence.

Regulators decide against convention change

Regulation and Safety

11 February 2015

Rafael Mariano Grossi (Dean Calma / IAEA) 72x48Seventy-two countries party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety declared their intention to continuously improve in that area, while a proscriptive proposal to amend the convention did not gain consensus.

Further flaws found in Belgian reactor vessels

Regulation and Safety

17 February 2015

Additional inspections at Electrabel's Doel 3 and Tihange 2 power reactors have revealed more extensive flaking within their reactor pressure vessels than previously identified, the Belgian regulator has announced.

Watts Bar 2 gets licensing nod from NRC committee

New Nuclear

16 February 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority has reached a "critical regulatory step" towards the start up of the USA's first new nuclear power reactor in 20 years.

Tricastin 2 cleared for 40 years of operation

Regulation and Safety

11 February 2015

ASN inspection at Tricastin NPP 48Unit 2 of the four-unit Tricastin nuclear power plant in southern France has been given approval by the French nuclear regulator to operate for a further ten years.