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Wolsong 1 awaits decision

Regulation and Safety

16 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's Wolsong 1 power reactor continues to await permission to restart. The refurbished and uprated unit has laid dormant for two years while discussions continue on renewing its licence.

Requirements set out for hardening French facilities

Regulation and Safety

03 February 2015

The French nuclear safety regulator has specified additional post-Fukushima safety measures to be taken at the country's fuel cycle and research facilities.

Regulators group responds to Fukushima

Regulation and Safety

01 October 2014

New nuclear safety reference levels have been published by the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (Wenra) as part of its response to the Fukushima accident.

Regulators decide against convention change

Regulation and Safety

11 February 2015

Rafael Mariano Grossi (Dean Calma / IAEA) 72x48Seventy-two countries party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety declared their intention to continuously improve in that area, while a proscriptive proposal to amend the convention did not gain consensus.

Sweden submits revised action plan

Regulation and Safety

07 January 2015

The Swedish nuclear regulator has submitted a revised post-Fukushima safety action plan to the European Commission which incorporates independent core cooling requirements announced last year.

NRC sets seismic priorities

Regulation and Safety

12 May 2014

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has drawn up a list of 21 reactor sites in central and eastern USA that must carry out in-depth analyses of updated earthquake risks as a matter of priority. The regulator says that all are considered safe for continued operation in the meantime.