Plant licensing rss

Japanese regulator approves full reactor licences

Regulation and Safety

20 November 2015

Sendai - 48 (JAIF)Three Japanese reactors have approval to operate for their full licence periods of 40 years after decisions by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). One of the units - Sendai 2 - is already in operation, the other two - Takahama 3 and 4 - are soon to restart.

Second licence renewal for Surry


09 November 2015

Surry_(Dominion_Energy)_48Dominion Virginia Power has become the first US utility to notify the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intent to seek a second 20-year licence renewal for a nuclear power plant. If granted, the extension would see the two units at the Surry plant complete an 80-year operating lifetime.

Hitachi-GE's UK reactor enters final assessment stage

Regulation and Safety

02 November 2015

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy has reached a regulatory milestone in its progress towards deployment of the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor, following confirmation that British regulators will move to the final step of the Generic Design Assessment. The GDA process for the UK ABWR is on schedule for completion by the end of 2017.

Licence granted for Finnish used fuel repository

Waste and Recycling

12 November 2015

Olkiluoto repository 48The Finnish government has today granted a construction licence to waste management specialist Posiva for a used nuclear fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility at Olkiluoto.

Drigg receives revised environmental permit

Waste and Recycling

03 November 2015

Drigg - 48A revised environmental permit has been issued to LLW Repository Limited allowing the continued disposal of low-level radioactive wastes at the UK's national repository for such wastes at Drigg in Cumbria.

Watts Bar 2 receives operating licence

New Nuclear

22 October 2015

TVA CEO Bill Johnson announces WB2 licence - 48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a 40-year operating licence to the Tennessee Valley Authority for Watts Bar unit 2. The unit is the first to receive NRC authorization since Watts Bar 1 in 1996.