Regulation rss

NuScale makes history with SMR design application

New Nuclear

13 January 2017

NuScale_SMR_certification_application_(NRC)-48NuScale Power has asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve the company's small modular reactor commercial power plant design. This is the first-ever SMR design certification application to be submitted to the NRC.

UK to start regulatory assessment of Chinese design

Regulation and Safety

10 January 2017

Hualong One plant - CGN - 48The British government has asked nuclear regulators to begin a Generic Design Assessment of the UK HPR1000 reactor. This is the Hualong One design that General Nuclear Services - a subsidiary of EDF and China General Nuclear - proposes to use at a prospective new nuclear power plant in Bradwell.

IAEA reviews safety assessment of planned French repository

Waste and Recycling

20 December 2016

Cigeo vision (Andra) 69x48The safety options for France's planned deep geological repository for the disposal of high- and intermediate-level radioactive waste are "overall thorough", an International Atomic Energy Agency review team has concluded. The team also proposed recommendations for further demonstrating the robustness of the disposal system.

US regulator has no safety concerns over Areva-supplied parts

Regulation and Safety

11 January 2017

A list of large reactor components supplied to US nuclear power plants by Areva's Creusot Forge in France has been released by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. However, the regulator said it has no immediate safety concerns regarding the parts supplied to 17 US reactors.

Checks on Finnish reactor parts continue

Regulation and Safety

05 January 2017

No inadequate or counterfeited documentation related to the manufacture of forged steel parts used in Finnish nuclear power plants has so far been identified by the plant operators. However, the country's regulator has requested detailed investigations be completed by the end of April.

IAEA completes first South African regulatory review

Regulation and Safety

15 December 2016

South Africa's nuclear regulatory framework is robust, but improvements are needed in the country's regulation of the use of radiation sources, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review mission has found.