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Tsuruga 2 sits on active fault, NRA concludes

Regulation and Safety

26 March 2015

Tsuruga 2 - 48The restart of unit 2 of the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui prefecture has been thrown into doubt after the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) accepted a report compiled by a panel of experts that concluded the unit sits upon an active fault line. However, plant owner Japan Atomic Power Company says it still plans to apply for safety checks in order to restart it.

Japan retires more reactors as restarts approach

Regulation and Safety

18 March 2015

More clarity on Japan's nuclear future came today as the first unit slated for restart gained technical approval, while two further older reactors were announced for retirement rather than being put through the restart process.

South Korea opens regulator training simulator

New Nuclear

13 March 2015

KINS simulator opening - March 2015 - 48A ceremony was held today to mark the official opening of a new simulator for training nuclear regulatory personnel, the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety announced.

Canadian mills implement lessons learned from dust release

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

20 March 2015

Key_Lake_(Cameco)_48Canada's two operating uranium mills must complete a series of actions to review lessons learned from unplanned releases of uranium dust at the Key Lake mill earlier this year.

NRC to supplement Yucca Mountain environmental impact statement

Waste and Recycling

13 March 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will prepare a supplement to the Department of Energy's environmental impact statement on the proposed geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The public were informed yesterday via a notice in the Federal Register.

UK assessment of AP1000 design advances

Regulation and Safety

12 March 2015

The UK's generic design assessment (GDA) of the AP1000 reactor has entered the "closeout phase", Westinghouse announced today. The GDA process is scheduled to be completed in January 2017.