Regulation rss

Hitachi-GE ABWR design cleared for use in UK

Regulation and Safety

14 December 2017

Wylfa Newydd CGI - 48Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) is suitable for construction in the UK, regulators have concluded following an in-depth Generic Design Assessment. The regulators said they were satisfied the reactor "meets regulatory expectations on safety, security and environmental protection at this stage of the regulatory process".

Grand Canyon uranium mining ban remains

Uranium and Fuel

13 December 2017

A 20-year ban on the mining of uranium near the Grand Canyon has been upheld by the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The court ruling effectively confirmed that the ban is lawful and the government has the power to impose it.

French regulator approves Tricastin restart

Regulation and Safety

06 December 2017

Tricastin_(ASN)-48EDF has received permission from France's Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire to restart three reactors at the Tricastin power plant after carrying out repairs to a canal embankment. The regulator ordered the temporary shutdown of Tricastin's reactors on 27 September because of the risks of failure of a 400 metre long portion of the embankment of the Donzére-Mondragon canalin the event of an earthquake. 

Multi-agency safety exercise for Canadian plant

Regulation and Safety

13 December 2017

Pickering_safety_exercise_ExUC_(CNSC)-48Ontario Power Generation and over 30 partner organisations have completed Exercise Unified Control, a two-day, large-scale emergency preparedness exercise at the Pickering nuclear power plant. The exercise is part of the lead-up to the relicensing of the plant in 2018.

Harmony vision presented in Brussels

Energy and Environment

13 December 2017

Agneta Rising - Brussels - Dec 2017 - 48World Nuclear Association yesterday presented its Harmony programme to members of Foratom, the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. Harmony is the nuclear industry vision for the future of electricity and how nuclear energy can help the world achieve its 2-degree climate target.

Russia readies for launch of Leningrad and Rostov units

New Nuclear

05 December 2017

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued operating licences for two new nuclear power units, Leningrad Phase II-1 and Rostov-4, Rosenergoatom said today. The nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Rosenergoatom said the licences "confirm the readiness of the units for physical launch - fuel loading - in December".