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Investigators enter WIPP

Regulation and Safety

03 April 2014

Workers have re-entered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico for the first time since a radiological event occurred there in mid-February. Future teams will travel deeper into the facility towards the suspected source of the release.

Horizon gears up for expansion

Corporate

20 March 2014

Horizon new HQ 48Horizon Nuclear Power is ramping up its workforce in preparation for constructing two new nuclear power plants in the UK. The company is also building larger headquarters.

Workers to re-enter WIPP

Regulation and Safety

10 March 2014

DoE_tour_of_WIPP_75x48A recovery process has started at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) with the aim of resuming operations. Seventeen workers have so far tested positive for extremely low levels of contamination following a radiological event at the facility last month.

Magwood to the NEA

Corporate

21 March 2014

Magwood, July 2013 (NRC) 63x48US regulator William Magwood is to take over as head of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) later this year following the retirement of current chief Luis Echavarri.

EDF's emergency response force in place

Regulation and Safety

12 March 2014

FARN exercise at St Alban 48All four of EDF's regional nuclear emergency bases are now in full operation. Proposed following the Fukushima accident, these will be capable of rapidly responding to a serious accident at any French nuclear power plant.

More manpower for Japanese regulator

Regulation and Safety

03 March 2014

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has completed its previously announced merger with the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organisation. The move gives the NRA greater resources for processing reactor restart applications.