Regulation rss

Decommissioning plans submitted for three Japanese units

Waste and Recycling

12 February 2016

Tsuruga unit 1 - 48Plans for the decommissioning of three nuclear power units in Japan's Fukui Prefecture have been submitted to the country's nuclear regulator for approval. Mihama units 1 and 2 and unit 1 of the Tsuruga plant were among five reactors officially taken out of service last April.

UK regulator charts progress of event reporting

Regulation and Safety

05 February 2016

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation today published a list of events reported to the authority over 14 years and has concluded that "the total number has increased over recent years, but the number of those that are of nuclear safety significance has not".

IAEA praises reform of Japan's nuclear regulator

Regulation and Safety

22 January 2016

IRRS mission to Japan - Jamet - Jan 2016 - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has "demonstrated independence and transparency" since it was established in 2012, an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded. However, it suggests the regulator needs to bolster its technical competence ahead of the restart of more of Japan's nuclear facilities.

Ranger leach tank investigation closed

Regulation and Safety

12 February 2016

The government of Australia's Northern Territory has decided not to prosecute Energy Resources of Australia over the December 2013 failure of a leach tank at the Ranger uranium mine and has closed its investigation into the incident.

Dismantling work to start at Hamaoka units

Waste and Recycling

03 February 2016

Hamaoka plant - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has given the go-ahead to Chubu Electric Power Company to start removing "peripheral" equipment from units 1 and 2 of its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka prefecture. Both units were permanently shut down in January 2009.

Entergy files suit over Indian Point objection

Regulation and Safety

21 January 2016

Indian Point 48Entergy has asked a US federal court to reject New York State's objection to coastal certification of Indian Point, which it says was intended to block a renewal of the nuclear power plant's operating licence.