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More seismic studies for US plants

Regulation and Safety

15 May 2015

Columbia_(NRC)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered the operators of two of the country's three westernmost nuclear power plants to conduct additional studies into earthquake risks, but says it is confident that the units can continue operating safely while the studies are carried out.

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.

Swiss regulator calls for off-site emergency response centres

Regulation and Safety

04 March 2015

Having already improved on-site emergency protection measures, Switzerland's Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate is now ordering nuclear power plant operators to ensure that off-site measures are also boosted.

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.