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Regulator OKs safety report on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa units

Regulation and Safety

04 October 2017

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Tepco)_48Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has today approved a draft report that concludes units 6 and 7 of Tokyo Electric Power Company's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant meet the country's new safety standards. The draft document has now been released for public comment and could be formally approved by year-end.

Nuclear regulators debate new challenges

Regulation and Safety

29 September 2017

Regulators panel - Sympo 2017 - 48International cooperation is high in the nuclear industry, but harmonising regulatory processes remains a challenge, delegates heard at the World Nuclear Association's annual symposium held in London recently. In addition, regulatory bodies face new tasks - licensing advanced reactor technologies, enhancing public confidence and assisting newcomer countries.

Funding boost for Australian Synchrotron

Corporate

31 August 2017

Australian Synchrotron exterior - 48The number of beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron will be increased from ten to as many as 18, boosting research output at the facility. The expansion has been made possible by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation securing AUD80.2 million ($63 million) in new funding.

Nuclearelectrica clear to start Cernavoda 1 upgrade

Corporate

03 October 2017

Cernavoda unit 1 - 48Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA has received shareholder approval to start upgrading unit 1 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, a 650 MWe Candu 6 reactor on which construction started in 1982. An extraordinary general meeting of the Romanian company's shareholders, of which the main one is the Romanian Ministry of Energy, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Business Environment, approved the plan on 28 September.

Westinghouse to supply upgrade systems to Zaporozhe

Regulation and Safety

18 September 2017

Zaporozhe_(Energoatom)-48Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukrainian national nuclear generator Energoatom to supply monitoring instrumentation systems to the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant, as part of a long-term safety upgrade program.

Three more Japanese reactors step closer to restart

Regulation and Safety

25 August 2017

Ohi 3 and 4 48Japan's nuclear regulator today approved the 'construction plans' for strengthening Ohi units 3 and 4 and Genkai unit 3. The plans are the second of three applications required during the restart process. The units must undergo further inspections before being permitted to restart.