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US NRC could shrink by 10% in five years, says report

Corporate

19 February 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) could be about 10% smaller in 2020 on a "declining interest" in nuclear power in the USA. The projection is contained in the Project Aim 2020 report the agency released yesterday.

Russia, Hungary to cooperate in nuclear staff training

Nuclear Policies

18 February 2015

Russia-Hungary Feb 2015 - 48Russia and Hungary have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the training of nuclear energy personnel.

Tepco resumes work after contractor deaths

Regulation and Safety

03 February 2015

Operations have resumed at all three of Tokyo Electric Power Company's (Tepco's) nuclear power plants in Japan following the deaths of two contractors last month in industrial accidents. The company has introduced measures to improve worker safety at its sites.

Organizations team up on UK nuclear skills

New Nuclear

19 February 2015

ECITB-NI Feb 2015 48A memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the development of a skilled workforce for the UK's nuclear power industry has been signed between the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board and the Nuclear Institute.

International assistance for Vietnamese regulator

Regulation and Safety

12 February 2015

The UK has agreed to extend the secondment of a senior nuclear inspector to Vietnam's Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety as part of their continued cooperation. Meanwhile, US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has agreed to cooperate in training for nuclear safety analysis while Russia will help promote nuclear energy in the country.

Vattenfall moves to cross-border business structure

Corporate

15 January 2015

Vattenfall will bring in a new organisational structure and executive management team. The changes - which will take effect on 1 April - are part of the state-owned Swedish utility's current review of its group-wide strategy.