Regulation rss

Canadian regulator dismisses Québec uranium report

Regulation and Safety

30 July 2015

The head of the Canadian nuclear regulator has written to Québec's minister for sustainable development, environment and climate change questioning the recommendations made by a public consultation on uranium mining in the province.

Japan two weeks from return to nuclear power

Regulation and Safety

27 July 2015

Kyushu Electric Power Company plans to apply to regulators for the final 'applied safety inspection' of Sendai 1 on 3 August. This check is expected to take one week, making 10 August a potential start-up date.

Kudankulam units achieve construction and operation milestones

Regulation and Safety

16 July 2015

Kudankulam 1 and 2  - 48The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board announced that construction of unit 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu has been completed. It also issued a licence for the regular operation of unit 1 and a siting permit for a project to build four reactors in Gorakhpur in Haryana.

Spanish site suitable for waste store

Waste and Recycling

28 July 2015

Villar_de_Canas_48Spain's nuclear regulator has concluded that Villar de Cañas is a suitable site for a national high-level waste storage facility. However, it has requested additional technical studies and reports.

Second regulatory issue raised with UK ABWR

Regulation and Safety

17 July 2015

UK regulators have asked Hitachi-GE to address a series of "shortfalls" in the probabilistic safety analysis of its Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR). The request takes the form of a Regulatory Issue, which is the second in as many months in the generic design assessment of the reactor for its use in the UK.

Regulator approves safety of Ikata 3

Regulation and Safety

15 July 2015

Ikata NPP - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has given Shikoku Electric Power Company permission to make changes to the reactor installation of unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. It marks the first of three regulatory approvals required for restarting the unit.