Regulation rss

Suspended Bell Bend project clears environmental review

New Nuclear

27 April 2016

Environmental impacts would not prevent the issuance of a licence to build and operate the proposed Bell Bend nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers have concluded. However, other reviews in the licensing process for the project have been suspended.

EU-Iran cooperate on nuclear safety

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2016

Salehi-Canete_April_2016-(AEOI)-48The European Commission and Iran are to launch their first nuclear safety cooperation project under a joint statement issued during an EU delegation's visit to Tehran.

IAEA sees improved regulation in Bulgaria

Regulation and Safety

19 April 2016

Bulgaria's nuclear safety regulatory system has improved significantly in recent years but its high staff turnover remains a concern, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peer review mission has concluded.

Recovering the safety margin of nuclear reactors

Regulation and Safety

25 April 2016

Age is no barrier to prolonging the operation of nuclear power plants thanks to technological advances that could not have been predicted by reactor designers working decades ago. That was the conclusion of nuclear industry leaders at a conference hosted recently by EDF Energy and the World Association of Nuclear Operators in London.

Approvals in place for Ikata 3 restart

Regulation and Safety

20 April 2016

Ikata NPP - 48The operational safety programs for the Ikata nuclear power plant have been approved by Japan's nuclear regulator, moving unit 3 one step closer to restart pending final inspections. The regulator has also confirmed Takahama units 1 and 2 meet new safety standards.

Russia, Jordan to cooperate on nuclear regulation

Nuclear Policies

18 April 2016

Russia's nuclear regulator and Jordan's Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission recently signed an agreement to cooperate in the field of nuclear and radiation safety regulation.