Regulation rss

Court ruling clears way for Sendai restarts

Regulation and Safety

22 April 2015

Sendai 48A court had ruled against a petition opposed to the restart of units 1 and 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture. The units now look set to resume operation later this year, becoming the first of the country's reactors to be restarted since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011.

Takahama 2 cleared for ten more years

Regulation and Safety

09 April 2015

Takahama 48Unit 2 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui prefecture has been granted a ten-year operating life extension by the country's nuclear regulator.

Urenco gets US regulatory approval to expand Eunice plant

Regulation and Safety

31 March 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a licence amendment allowing Urenco to expand its Eunice enrichment plant.

Flamanville construction continues while vessel tests due

Regulation and Safety

20 April 2015

Work is continuing at the construction site of an EPR unit at Flamanville in northern France, French utility EDF said yesterday. Preparations are underway to conduct further tests on the unit's vessel after anomalies were identified in the composition of the steel in certain parts of it.

Flamanville EPR vessel anomalies under scrutiny

Regulation and Safety

07 April 2015

EPR reactor vessel 48Anomalies have been identified in the composition of the steel in certain parts of the reactor vessel of the EPR under construction at Flamanville, Areva has informed the French nuclear regulator. Further tests are planned to show the extent and effect of the areas of the vessel showing higher carbon concentrations.

IAEA team completes review of Indian regulator

Regulation and Safety

27 March 2015

A peer review of India's nuclear regulatory framework has found a strong commitment to nuclear safety in the country but recommends that the independence of its nuclear regulator be strengthened.