Regulation rss

US regulators request natural phenomena response data

Regulation and Safety

26 June 2015

The US nuclear regulatory commission (NRC) has asked the owners of nuclear fuel facilities to provide more information on how they respond to natural phenomena. The commission said that apart from the need for this information, it is otherwise satisfied  that "little or no further action" is needed to apply the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident.

UK regulators raise issue with ABWR design

New Nuclear

22 June 2015

Concerns about reactor chemistry issues related to Hitachi-GE's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) have been raised by UK regulators in their assessment of the design. The company, however, is confident these concerns can be resolved.

Safety review sought for Hamaoka 3

Regulation and Safety

17 June 2015

Hamaoka plant - 48CORRECTED Chubu Electric Power Company has requested a safety review by Japan's nuclear regulator of unit 3 at its Hamaoka plant in Shizuoka prefecture. Such a review, a prerequisite for restarting, has already been requested for unit 4 of the plant.

Preliminary findings positive for Swedish repository

Waste and Recycling

25 June 2015

Forsmark used fuel repository concept - 48The Swedish nuclear regulator has said it believes the country's radioactive waste management company can meet all the safety and radiation protection requirements for its planned repository for used nuclear fuel.

Forward planning for eventual Oskarshamn 1 closure

Regulation and Safety

19 June 2015

Oskarshamn 1 - 48OKG, the operator of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, has applied for an environmental court ruling in preparation for the future decommissioning of unit 1. No shutdown date has yet been determined for the reactor.

Tricastin 3 clears third decennial inspection

Regulation and Safety

10 June 2015

The French nuclear regulator has given EDF permission to operate unit 3 of its four-unit Tricastin nuclear power plant in southern France for a further ten years.