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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.

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.

Calvert Cliffs 3 COL withdrawn

New Nuclear

21 July 2015

Unistar Nuclear Energy's withdrawal of its combined construction and operation licence (COL) application for Calvert Cliffs unit 3 has been formally accepted by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.